Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Principles and Practices - October 21

Strength Through Faith

True Christian courage has its origin in faith, and is always joined to the fear of God. It is this union with God that gives a feeling of safety and strength, whatever danger may be impending. Theirs is not Christian heroism, who, by reason of their own strength, fear or believe rlnt they fear nothing in the world, for this kind of courage may not improbably desert them when they need it most; but it belongs to those, who, knowing their weakness, put their faith in God, and through Him receive courage and indomitable strength.

-S. Von Oer, O.S.B.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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