Intolerant Catholic

“In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.” --Dorothy Sayres

Friday, February 09, 2007


Zippy Catholic has an interesting post up today about having the proper mindset for victory. The gist of it is that you can't win if you're not prepared to lose.

Victory cannot be had if we aren't truly and genuinely willing to accept losing: to accept actually being a loser. If we can't accept losing then in substance, when we do lose, we will declare victory anyway. Instead of merely losing to that which we oppose we will become what we oppose.

This equates fairly well with something I've told my kids more than once, "If you're acting out of fear, you've already lost."

Or, as Mother Theresa is reported to have said, ""we are not called to be successful, we are called to be faithful"

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