|St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.|
In college, we have many responsibilities. We have academic, family, and social obligations. There are a lot of people who expect a lot out of the college students they know. But despite the pressures you may face and the hectic schedule that you juggle, it is super important that you practice your faith. At the very least, this means attending Mass every Sunday and prayerfully striving to live out the Gospel each day.
King Louis was a pretty busy guy himself, running the entire country of France and all. But despite the pressures he faced and the important decisions with which he was entrusted in administering his powers as king, he made practicing his Catholic faith a priority. He used challenges and blessings alike for the same end: to strengthen his faith. When he died, he was remembered -- no, respected -- by all who knew him as a just and pious man.
If you feel the pressures of life building up around you, and you fear the practice of your faith is suffering as a result, reflect on good King St. Louis. Trust God that he will make a way for you to exercise your love for him and to remain faithful and true, if only you will let him. Remember always: Christ wills only good for you. "Take up your cross, and follow."