I’ll preface this by noting that I’m not Catholic.
But we’re all sinners, brother, and we’re not justified by our works, because our works will always fall short. We should, of course, strive to be better and to do better and to ensure that what we do—as my old Jesuit teachers would say—is for the greater glory of God.
If you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, it’s Good News. Don’t be troubled. You are going to fall short, no matter what you do. But that’s OK. Christ already paid your debt.
I thank you for your encouragement; unfortunately, I’m only too well aware of the fact that Christ is still paying for my debt and all our debts and that we are all charged with reducing that debt to the best of our ability.