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By Dr. G.C. Dilsaver
Theme: Total Consecration to Mary: The Remedy for our Ills
Dr. Dilsaver devoted much of his talk to the development of true courage, moral courage, if we are going to be “holy” Slaves, worthy of our calling to labor in Our Lady’s service. Giving many examples of worldly courage, usually motivated by self-love, the speaker simplified the virtue of fortitude to “love of God more than self;” that, he said “is the engine of true heroics.”
The highest fear, meritorious fear, is the fear of not loving God enough. We cannot have the Spirit of God within us perfectly if we fear man or the state. Quoting the Apostle John, he employed the verse “perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath pain. And he that feareth, is not perfected in charity” as the ideal to strive for. He spoke about having an “informed Catholic conscience,” about the only “right” that really matters, the “right to do our duty to God.” Particular stress was laid on our vocation to be unperturbed by anything adverserial, even by the liberal machinations going on in the Church. “No one can tell you to be less Catholic” he said. Some call our time, the “Age of the Family,” let us then have a vision, he intoned with vigor, directing our courage to love of God as parents, husbands, and wives. If our eyes are on Mary we shall be free of vexation and arrive some day, in heaven. That is the freedom of holy slavery. Also Available as CD, DVD, or MP3
From 2015 SBC Conference
This is a mp4 video file of this conference talk.
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