Growing up in the backwoods can sometimes be seen as a drawback but not for John. Brilliant student at the University of Krakow, was ordained and became a professor of theology there. John was always a holy and learned man who was both a distinguished university teacher and a benefactor of the poor always sacrificing his own needs in order to help those less fortunate.
When envy got him removed from his position at the University, he was assigned parish work, which though terrified, he took as seriously as his studies and his teaching. After years in parish life, he returned to the University and taught Scripture the rest of his life.
At the time of his death, John was so well loved that his veneration began immediately.
Oh to have that said about you!
Fight all error but do so with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.
-- Unverified attribution - but a good quote nonetheless