Lately the virtue of fortitude and some ideas about it have occupied my mind. These thoughts have given me to believe that fortitude must be hard nosed and sincere. Applying these conditions to myself, in examining my conscience, I confess though somewhat brave, I am as accommodating as anyone else in the world today. Examining one’s conscience daily is a dreadful occasion but can become for us all an act of salvation. Difficult to do though it is, I find personally that I do improve spiritually, just a little I am afraid. Many of you will say ‘no way’ but I must hope it is so, how else will I reach the perfection to which we are directed to by the Master of Salvation, Jesus Christ when He said, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect”. There are many, who deny this perfection, thus they call, as we do on many occasions, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of Truth, a liar. Be careful and as I warn myself, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.