Should a Christian always endure and not react to grievances?
QUESTION: in the catechism, among the virtues for the soul there is this: “patiently endure grievances.” Should a Christian always endure and not react? What does the teaching of the Church say on this topic?
ANSWER: patience, as St. Augustine teaches, is “the readiness to endure hardships with a calm soul,” that is, without being embarrassed or falling into sadness. Patience “does not allow to leave, in confusion of the soul, those things, thanks to which we achieve even greater benefits.”