“In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.” Hebrews 12:4
Have we ever sought after something so hard that we’ve bled for it?
Even if we can’t think of an example, I bet we all have. That’s life. The pearl of great price is worth selling all we have, and sometimes that means shedding blood.
But, have we shed blood in our fight against sin?
A life of virtue is not something that just happens. We can’t put in a little effort here and there. It’s a constant battle, a life long undertaking.
And, so often we think that our battles are so different than anyone else’s. That the difficulties in our lives are unique to us. But, this is false.
We have countless saints and holy men and women who have gone before us. Who have shown us the way to heroic virtue.
We are not without guides. Let us learn from them, pray to them, follow in their footsteps.
Be the Men,