I stumbled upon this quote by Mary Anne Radmacher and thought “WOW, that is so true for us!”  


So often as we try our best to just to get through the day especially as we try to live our faith unwaveringly, despite the current climate of disdain for what we believe in as Catholics.  Sometimes just surviving the day is an accomplishment, a sigh of relief that we hope will allow us to sleep.




Life rarely demands grand acts of valor   where we put our lives on the line for a principle or person we love,  but it often demands  the strength and fortitude to do what we are afraid to do, to do what we don’t want to do and to do what we think we cannot do.


The kind of courage we need every day is moral courage, an aspect of character.


Moral courage is an inner voice that cheers us on, and that goads, pushes, and prods us to persevere against adversity, to resist temptation, and to hold on longer than we want to.


As the Roman philosopher Seneca once said, “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”


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