The contemporary danger is this: if as Catholics we have become complacent, if we are merely “going along to get along” out of fear of division, hurt feelings or governed by false tolerance, then we lack the courage which the Spirit gives and we have in fact laid down the cross of Christ.
Dependency on God
Courage Found in Christ: Fear no one, but only the one who can kill both body and soul
In this Sunday’s gospel (Mt 10:26-33), Jesus speaks to the Twelve about what should be the real object of their fear. “Fear no one,” the Savior insists, but the “one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.”