Thursday, October 2, 2014

We Need Courage to Remain Faithful

Do you ever feel like you know exactly what you should do in any given situation, but have a hard time doing it?  Or, are there times you don't really even know what's right?

I feel both a lot.  More so, the former.  Even if I know what to do and am willing to do it, sometimes the road to get there is hard for me to determine.  

Then I stumbled upon this in Divine Intimacy, and couldn't not post it here:

We need courage to remain faithful to God's law and the duties of our state -- even at the cost of great sacrifice -- and to endure patiently the difficulties of life.  We need it even more to second the action of God in our soul, to follow faithfully the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, and not be frightened by the trials God makes us undergo.  He is a kind, gentle Master, but at the same time, a very exacting one, because He cannot lead us to sanctity without asking us for all.  And this is just where we most experience our frailty: we feel intuitively what God wants from us, perhaps we see it very clearly, and yet we are not capable, we lack the strength to do it.  This is a great grief for a soul of good will, not yet fully matured.  It is the condition of human weakness which actual grace and the infused virtue of fortitude can do much to relieve, but which they cannot completely cure, acting as they do by means of our limited faculties.  The direct intervention of God Himself is necessary and God does intervene by putting the gift of fortitude into action.

It's up to Him.  We cannot do it alone.  So, for me and for you, I pray for courage!


  1. Wow! I am so happy I clicked onto the link for your blog! I love finding new inspirational blogs to read, and the fact that you are living in New Mexico makes it all the better! I am from Las Cruces! I look forward to reading more!


    1. Lauren!! Thanks so much for commenting! I just checked out your blog! So neat to see a fellow New Mexican ;) You are beautiful, by the way. Oh, and my sister is in the theology master's program through UD, too! Small world!