Fr. Michael Sliney's Gospel Reflection on Fortitude

Fr. Michael Sliney explains the importance of spiritual strengh. A reflection about Sunday's Gospel reading for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
by Father Michael Sliney, LC | Source: Catholic.net

The Catechism teaches that "Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. "The Lord is my strength and my song." "In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (CCC 1808). Father Michael shares insights on how to put this teaching into practice.




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