What Does The Church Say?


“If we have the Holy Spirit within us, we will have the courage to strive forward, not through our own strength but through the Holy Spirit who is with us.” Pope Francis

Here, then, is the lesson for every believer: “the path of Christian courage is a grace given by the Holy Spirit”. There are indeed “so many paths we could take, which even give us a certain courage”, for which one could say: “Look what a brave decision they made!”. All of this, however, “is an instrument of something greater: the Spirit”. And “if the Spirit isn’t there, we can do many things, a great deal of work, but it is pointless. (Pope Francis, The Courage to be Bold)

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