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Enthusiasm is Not a Virtue

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How many start out some work or new thing in their life with great eagerness, great expectations, much enthusiasm? But how few have the courage, patience and perseverance to keep going, seeing it …More
How many start out some work or new thing in their life with great eagerness, great expectations, much enthusiasm? But how few have the courage, patience and perseverance to keep going, seeing it all the way through to the end! Many start their Lent with some enthusiasm but how many see it carry on all the way through!? St. Paul says in the Acts of the Apostles “through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God” (14:21). St. Benedict writes in his holy Rule: we pass on to God through hard and rugged things (cf. Ch 58). Enthusiasm is not a virtue. Enthusiasm dies down and easily passes away. Virtues, however, remain and keep us on the difficult but possible path of dying with Christ so that we may rise with Him, victorious. For more please visit www.reginaprophetarum.org & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest
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