Monday, December 2, 2019

Fortitude and the Salt of the Earth

Fortitude is the virtue that helps us to confront bodily and spiritual dangers. Often while citing an intention to be kind and benevolent, some have extinguished genuine Christine fortitude. Jesus tells us that we are the salt of the earth, not the sugar of the earth!


Jesus himself tells us: "You are the salt of the earth; you are the light of the world." What a responsibility! What a commission! To give up being the salt of the earth is to condemn the world to being insipid and flavorless; to give up being the light of the world is to condemn it to darkness. We must not be persuaded to do that. It even happens that some pastors, wishing to "meet the world," deliberately neglect this faith perspective in order to adopt a profane view. What a loss!

Cardinal Robert Sarah,
The Day is Now Far Spent

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