Readings of the day:
Acts 22:30, 23:6-11
Psalm 16:1-2, 5,7-11
Apostolic courage is needed to bear witness to a true Christian life in the world, most especially in the culture we live in that is hostile to the faith. Every centuries of the christian era has had a share of one thing or the other that demands courageous men to stand for what they believe in.
Not many like St. Paul would face tribunals for Christ, but in our daily conversations, at our various social groups, do we shrink from bearing witness to Christ for fear of what people would say. I would rather walk alone than keep multitudes in refute of Christ and his Church.
We have an imperative command by God to bear witness by living for him, all by ourselves our effort would amount to nothing; we need to run like an infant to his fatherly feet to strengthen us in the journey, to guide us with his fatherly care. We have God as our help, why then is our heart not fasten as a rock. why fear man that can do nothing.
Let us stand fast in what is right, and prepare our souls for trial. Let us wait upon God’s strengthening aid and say to him: ” O Lord, you have been our refuge in all generations”. ~St. Boniface
Many have deserted Christ for fear of ‘followers’, friends, neighbors, even the unknown. I urge us this day with Christ ahead of us, take courage, the road is not easy but the end is peaceful. Stand for Christ in all of your days. Stand for him and on your death bed, you would hold no regret of haven live your life. Existence would dawn right clear on us and our lives would be soaked on how well we have lived our lives.
What we ourselves cannot bear, let us bear with the help of Christ.~ St. Boniface
May God grant us a courageous heart.
Peace and Love of Christ