The Courage for Patience

Do you have the courage it takes to be patient? Have you ever thought of patience and courage as going hand in hand? I have always heard patience is a virtue. Then I came across this in a book I’m reading on the virtues. It describes the virtue of courage (which you may know better as fortitude) as the strength of will that enables us to conquer fear. What on earth does that have to do with patience you say? Please do not be impatient. Simply read on.  Continue reading “The Courage for Patience”

A Thought For Summer

I remember back in college as the school year came to a close and the weather began warming up, the campus priest would issue a request from the pulpit for the students to be mindful of their dress – particularly at Mass. It is no secret that modesty is virtually a thing of the past; browse yahoo, go to a department store, or simply walk down the street. “If you got it, flaunt it” is the hashtag of fashion. As men, I think we too often default to viewing modesty as a female virtue. I think that the way society has pushed to identify the female identity with the utilitarian aspects of a woman’s body is the primary culprit of these circumstances. Yet look at a Calvin Klein ad, watch a cologne commercial or take a trip to your local gym and you’ll find modesty is very much so an issue for men as well.

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