A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith

“‘Bear your share of the hardship which the Gospel entails’ writes Paul to Timothy in today’s Second Reading (2 Timothy 1: 8). This is no idle exhortation to endurance. No, it is an invitation to enter more deeply into the Christian vocation which belongs to us all by Baptism. There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us. And on the far side of every cross we find the newness of life in the Holy Spirit, that new life which will reach its fulfillment in the resurrection. This is our faith. This is our witness before the world.” (Saint John Paul II, Homily given in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Sunday, 8 October 1995)

The Optional Memorial of Saint John Paul II (1920 – 2005) is October 22. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is September 14.

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