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Embracing Fortitude – Part I of III


How might we embrace Fortitude in our lives? One way that we can embrace Fortitude is by accepting the uncertainty of change. Life is change. When grounded in faith, we understand that some things are unchangeable, like Truth. With an understanding of Truth, being Jesus Christ, we are able to accept change and all the uncertainty it brings with it, because we know that through faith, Jesus has our best interests in mind. Jesus will see us through the trials and tribulations of our lives. He will not give us more than we can handle. He understands our fears, and gives us the strength to overcome our trials and tribulations.

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Why is Fortitude So Important?

In what areas of your life do you wish you possessed more fortitude to tackle problems? Perhaps it is in dealing with a serious illness, or perhaps there are “demons” in your life that you need to face. We all need fortitude, especially in times of crisis.

The Grace of Fortitude

Whatever your need, the grace of Fortitude gives you the strength and courage to face challenges and emergencies head-on. It doesn’t mean that you are fearless. What it does mean is that you act in spite of fear, because action is necessary.

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Fortitude in Action in Everyday Life: What Does It Look Like?

Fortitude in ActionHow many times do you witness amazing feats of bravery and courage and ask yourself, could I do that if placed in the same position? What you witnessed was the virtue of fortitude in action. Bravery, courage, strength and might are all lesser virtues, associated with the virtue of fortitude. What makes this virtue so special is that it “ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.” 1 Fortitude in action allows us to face fear and conquer it; to face the trials of life with grace and strength; to give of our lives for a just cause.

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