Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer, IVE
Thursday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time
In today’s first reading, King David lays dying, and his last pieces of advice to his son Solomon include an injunction that is useful for us too. David tells his son: “Take courage and be a man.”
In the Latin Vulgate, it’s esto vir. Esto vir: be a man, and it’s linked to practicing the virtue of courage (or fortitude). In fact, Saint John Paul II said just that: “To be men we need fortitude.” “To be men we need fortitude.”
Courage has to be at the heart of Christian and priestly life.
Priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word