Friday, 1 November 2013

MEDJUGORJE MESSAGES: patience, munificence, magnanimity


MEDJUGORJE MESSAGES:  patience, munificence, magnanimity



 
..as rills from a mountain-cap many virtues flow from each of the four cardinal virtues...now one may see in order to  remove from the will of the faithful those obstructions to reasonable action which arise as a result of many years of bad habits or complacent inurism Fortitude is key...


..now attached to fortitude are other key virtues which flow as spiritual rivulets from the main source..if the mountain-cap is the high region spiritually which is closest to God in aspiration and the snow being the cold soul ensconced with itself...it follows that a yearning towards God will eventually melt the cold habits and from here rivers of virtue will flow down through to the valley of humility....

... appended to the virtue of holy fortitude we have patience, munificence, magnanimity, perseverance, courage, steadfastness, ordinate  fastidious resoluteness....


..indeed if one is patient they are willing to endure great tribulations or small trials for a reasonable good and not be discouraged or become crestfallen with their particular situation in life since God orders all so that everyone has the opportunity to approach him..through munificence one is inclined to give heroically and be generous as the widow who gave a few pennies although these were offered at a great price since she herself was quite poor materially....courage enables one to face opposition in the daily practice of faith and to repress the fear of reproach or scorn and not to turn limpid or give up when the dryness and crosses of the spiritual life are sent after the initial good feelings of finding God are encountered....

..if one is inclined to patience and well ordered in their spiritual inclinations they will be obedient to their spiritual superiors and so take what the local Bishop at  Medjugorje has said to heart and pray for him as we all should as good Christians might who live in the confidence of charity and good hope of a unified life everlasting.....

...now let us hear what the saints tell us about the virtues annexed to holy Fortitude....




patience is the companion of wisdom”......St. Augustine


 
if i be worthy, i live for my god to teach the heathen, even though they despise me.”

I am patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet i am established here in ireland where i profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that "all that i am," i have received from God. So i live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God......

....St Patrick


 
Reprimand and rebuke should be accepted as healing remedies for vice and as conducive to good health. From this it is clear that those who pretend to be tolerant because they wish to flatter-----those who thus fail to correct sinners-----actually cause them to suffer supreme loss and plot the destruction of that life which is their true life…..

..St. Basil the Great



“Patience is power…it is not an absence of action…rather it is timing…..it waits on the right time to act….for the right principles…and in the right way..”

….Bishop Fulton Sheen   (Venerable Servant of God)


 
As iron is fashioned by fire and on the anvil, so in the fire of suffering and under the weight of trials, our souls receive that form which our Lord desires them to have.

--St. Madeline Sophie Barat

 
 Always remember to love your neighbor; always prefer the one who tries your patience, who tests your virtue, because with her you can always merit: suffering is Love; the Law is Love.

--Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified …"The Little Arab"


 

…amen