Living our faith often boils down to an act of the will. At the end of the day, that’s all we have. A tremendous gift, the ability to choose for ourselves (even the ability to refuse grace).

It begs the question – what will we do? What will we do in this moment? At this time that we said we would pray, what will we do? We have a lot of options of what we could do, but what should we do?

As Fulton Sheen, reminds us – true freedom is the power to do what we ought.

But, with the power or ability to do what we ought, we still need to do it. We must take control of our own actions, gain self-control, and use our will to bring glory to God and our own sanctification.

In this moment, in every moment – living our faith is an act of the will. It’s not a feeling or an emotion, (although it sometimes can be). What will we do when the feeling isn’t there, when we feel dry or alone? In those times, what kind of will power do we have?

 

Be the Men,

Mark

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