The Winning Strategy
by Dr. Peter Kreeft • January 23, 2011
To win any war, the three most necessary things to know are: (1) that you are at war, (2) who your enemy is, and (3) what weapons or strategies can defeat him.
You cannot win a war (1) if you simply sew peace banners on a battlefield, (2) if you fight civil wars against your allies, or (3) if you use the wrong weapons.
Here is a three point checklist for the culture wars...
Under the third point, we have the following gem that crystallizes the strategy for winning, our "marching orders" from Christ, which Dr. Kreeft draws from deep within the Anglican Patrimony:
And thus we have our third Necessary Thing: the weapon that will win the war and defeat our enemy.
All it takes is saints...
Here is one of the truest and most terrifying sentences I have ever read (from William Law’s Serious Call): “If you will look into your own heart in complete honesty, you must admit that there is one and only one reason why you are not a saint: you do not wholly want to be.”
Read the whole essay on the web site of The Integrated Catholic Life.
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