Last Sunday After Pentecost 2022
Even at the end of the liturgical year we are still filled with great hope. The virtue of hope, not based on natural motives, but based on our confidence in God, gives us the help we need to overcome the obstacles which stand in the way of our eternal goal. If we desire to persevere in the practice of this virtue, we must practice mortification, and custody of the senses. Only then are we able to respond to God’s grace, overcome our vices, and truly be numbered among the elect.