Walking the Tightrope

“Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way,” the Psalmist prays, “and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name” (Ps. 85:11). What sort of fear is it that gives us joy? I would liken the fear of one who walks in the truth to that of aContinue reading “Walking the Tightrope”

All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed

Magnanimity is the virtue by which the great-souled man “tends to the greatest things,” in accordance with his natural and supernatural gifts. Magnanimity is incompatible with presumption, which attempts the impossible; ambition, which seeks recognition without merit; and vainglory, which ambitiously grasps for the highest honors. Magnanimity is perfectly compatible with humility, since both virtuesContinue reading “All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed”