Some Catholics do not understand that it is not only their privilege to become holy, but their duty. Knowing that only the perfect see God and that the Church desperately needs saints are concepts lost on the vast majority of Catholics.
Too often the laity blames the clergy, instead of taking responsibility for the salvation of souls.
That is our duty.
We cannot neglect our duty except at peril of eternal damnation.
This passage is a command from Christ, the Second Person in the Blessed Trinity, the Son of God.