I think the Holy Father, Pope Francis, sums it up best with his catechesis on Fortitude, where it is not only one of the cardinal virtues, but it is also a gift of the Holy Spirit:
With the Holy Spirit’s gift of Fortitude, we can remain faithful. Through counsel and knowledge and understanding, we have the courage to do God’s will even in the face of fear. We are all made to be courageous. Fortitude is there for the asking – just ask for it!
As we close out our discussion on Fortitude, is there anything left unsaid? Enter the conversation in the comments section.
What is justice? We’ll answer that question as we begin to look at the virtue of Justice in our next reflection. Don’t miss it!