You Must Show Yourself to Be Courageous

The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence

The more deeply your heart is imbued with a true fear of God, so much the more will this fear rule and guide you in every circumstance of life, and so much the less will you know any other fear, and so much the more courageously will you at all times and in all places range yourself on the side of God before the eyes of the world. And in our own day it is more than ever necessary to stand up courageously for the cause of Christ. All Christians, but in the first place all men, both young and old, must show themselves to be the courageous apostles of Christ, must fearlessly espouse His cause before all the world, and in every position of life. That is a high, a glorious vocation calculated to fire every youthful heart with enthusiasm.