Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith – holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church. – St. Thomas More
As we celebrate our country’s birth & Freedom, how important is God?
Thomas was a friend of King Henry VIII and the Lord Chancellor of England–a position of power second only to the king. When the king sought a divorce and declared himself the head of the Church in England, Thomas opposed him and resigned. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London and martyred.
Every time and every culture presents its own difficult choices, either for or against, our beliefs & decision as Christians to follow Christ. This is why the Church holds up for us saints & martyrs — they serve as an inspiration and guide for us. Although the path to Eternal Life, Love, & Happiness is difficult – many others have traveled the path, and are now where we hope one to be as well.
Let us look to these holy men and women, so that at the end of our days we may be able to say with them: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Are there things occurring today in our culture that you make you face difficult choices? Choices that are opposed to your beliefs? What do you do? Do you understand the root of why Christianity may say something is wrong that our culture says is right and good? Take time to learn about your faith; to learn about Christ and His teachings; to learn about true freedom.