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Embracing Fortitude in the New Year

Embracing FortitudeWhat have you been afraid to tackle in this new year? Is it a tough conversation with a loved one, a conversation you would rather ignore? Or, maybe it’s summoning the courage to get that physical you have been putting off? Perhaps you haven’t been to Confession in a while. As this new year gets underway, now is the time to address those things you conveniently put out of your mind. By embracing Fortitude, you can succeed in addressing those uncomfortable situations.

What Can Embracing Fortitude Do?

Fortitude strengthens our resolve. It will also help us to achieve our New Year’s resolutions. How so? Well, Fortitude gives us the courage and strength to be brave in moments of fear; to act to overcome obstacles. In addition, Fortitude gives us the strength to resist temptations. Therefore, if you want to accomplish anything, in this new year, you will need the virtue of Fortitude.

Act by Embracing Fortitude

If there is something that you have been avoiding, then ask God, via prayer, to take away your fear. Ask Him to replace it with the virtue of Fortitude. Ask Him to give you the courage to act. Stop worrying about what might go wrong and give your worries to God. Let Him take care of them. Stay the course and give the task at hand all that you have to give. Should you choose to do so, you just might see some of those daunting tasks removed from your “to do” list – and oh, what a great feeling to see those accomplishments, especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

This post also appears on Association of Catholic Women Bloggers, and Top Catholic Blogs.

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