Frightened Rabbits

I’m reading a book by the Vatican’s chief historian for my Church history class, and I thought this quote was too good not to share:

“… We should finally stop being like the frightened rabbit that stares at the snake before it is swallowed by it.  This defeatist attitude, this whining self-pity that has gained so much ground in … Catholic circles, is an insult to God.  What is needed is a new, forceful consciousness of being Catholic.  There is nothing that could be truer than the Catholic faith — and wherever the Catholic faith, Catholic truth, and Catholic moral principals are put into action, the world, despite all human shortcomings, is put in order.”

-Father Walter Brandmüller


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