Gift of Goodness

Gift of Goodness – August 17, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

How well do you suffer?

The word patience is derived from the Latin word pati, which means to suffer, to endure, to bear. This is why patience is one of the moral virtues that comes under the general virtue of Fortitude.

Patience is one of the humble, workaday virtues; but it is, in a real sense, the root and guardian of all virtues, not causing them, but removing obstacles to their operation. Do away with patience and the gates are open for a flood of discontent and sin.

Thomas Aquinas, Comp. to Summa, III, 394

Today, I will commit to suffering well and bearing the good fruit of patience.

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