[quote="ProdglArchitect, post:8, topic:325469"]
Success cannot be measured by the standards of this world, as everything in this world is temporary. Success can only be measured by our final destination after death. If I make it to Heaven, I will have succeeded. If I do not, I will have failed.
However, in terms of purely temporal success, I will consider my life a success if my wife becomes a practicing Catholic, and if I raise devout Children who chose to do God's will.
This. I would be thrilled if the Holy Spirit helped my husband come back to being a faithful Catholic as I know he was devout as a young boy. I pray for that every day and every night. But I cannot guarantee that my husband will overcome his own objections and come back home. I have to do what is right and just turn the rest over to God.
Remember Jesus told us not to build up stores on the earth where rust will corrupt and mold will rot, but to build up our treasures in Heaven where our true home is.
I see a lot of what the world calls "successful" people as being some of the most miserable and sinful people on earth.