Those who, to please their listeners, avoid giving a forthright declaration of the will of God become the slaves of those they would please, and abandonthe service of God." ~Saint Basil, the Great
I'm wondering if Saint Basil is asking, "Are you a wishy-washy Catholic? Do you fear rejection by others because of your stance in defense of the Faith?"
It occurred to me that if that is the case I really need to call upon the Holy Spirit to fill me with the gift of fortitude so I can carry on. For if it is true that I would rather please my peers than please my Creator, I need to step back and consider what rejection of God might mean to me. It asks, "Do you fear rejection today or should you fear rejection for eternity?"
I really need to think about it! How about you?