Is there any religion on the face of the Earth that has seen greater and more profound transformations of human beings than the Catholic religion? Throughout history and in every age, male and female, old and young, the ordinary and extraordinary conversions of individuals from sinners to saints has never ceased to amaze us.
No one can deny the power of God's grace. The Catholic Church teaches that grace perfects nature, and that anyone who sincerely persists in a virtuous life will soon become more virtuous than those who are naturally more gifted by God in certain virtues.
The beauty and wonder of the holy examples of ordinary men and women who have conquered their sinful lifestyles is something we should all admire and imitate. From those who scandalized people away from the Faith to becoming Doctors of the Church. What is important in life is not how we start, but how we finish.