VIRTUE OF THE WEEK
This week we will practice the virtue of perseverance. Perseverance is a conviction; knowing that in our suffering God will have His time and ultimately be the one who guides us out of the storm, for He is our strength and shelter. From the moment we awake until the moment we fall asleep there will be obstacles, sufferings, and temptations. We cannot give up. Christ fell under the weight of the cross, but He did not give up. He was moved by love and finished His journey to Calvary, knowing that His time would come, and He would rise from the dead. We must do the same. We see our failings only in a negative light, and yes there is a negative aspect to them, especially if we are offending almighty God, but there is no reason we should lose hope when we fall. Each time we fall Christ reaches out His hand. Each time we fall we are given an opportunity to get back up, try again, and do our best to prove our love for God. To get back up is to persevere. This week, let's do our best to weather the storm, for it will come, but we must be ready. The storm is strong, but God is stronger and He will have His time, but we must believe that.
"My God, give me the grace to persevere. Give me the grace to embrace my cross and to carry it no matter how heavy it be. Give me the grace to finish my journey to Calvary."