Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition
If we wish to save our souls, we must overcome human respect, and bear the little confusion which may arise from the scoffs of the enemies of the Cross of Jesus Christ. “For there is a shame that bringeth sin, and there is a shame that bringeth glory and grace.” (Eccl. iv. 25.)
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Doctor of the Church, Sermon 27, On Human Respect, for the Sunday after the Ascension.