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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Particular Examine

We all want to be close to Christ... as close as we possibly can be. We want to be perfect for Him and do everything for Him perfectly. But, we are not really capable of reforming ourselves completely at a word... we still have failings and still must slowly grow in virtue.

As lunch time draws near, I would like to introduce you to the concept of a particular examine. This is when one chooses a specific vice to dispel or virtue to grow in and meditates upon it at a certain time each day. During the particular examine, one might see how well he has done with this specific in the morning and resolve to do better still in it during the remainder of the day. By doing this we are showing God our true love and fealty in a special way, we are trying. I am sure that this brings Him great joy, and edifies us greatly. Because we all are living our vocation it is fitting that we strive to grow in virtue and goodness. Here are some virtues you may be interested in concentrating on:

The Theological Virtues

Faith-the virtue by which we firmly believe all the truths God has revealed, on the word of God revealing them, who can neither deceive, nor be deceived
Hope-means by which we firmly trust that God, Who is all powerful and faithful to His promises, in His mercy will give us eternal happiness and the means to attain it
Charity-virtue by which we love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for our love of Him

Cardinal Virtues

Prudence-disposes us in all circumstances to form right judgments
Justice-disposes us to give everyone what belongs to him
Fortitude-disposes us to do what is good in spite of any difficulty
Temperance-disposes us to control our desire and to use rightly the things which please our senses

Moral Virtues

Religion-disposes us to offer God the worship that is due Him
Filial piety and patriotism-dispose us to honor, love, and respect our parents and our country
Obedience-disposes us to do the will of our superiors
Veracity-disposes us to tell the truth
Liberality-disposes us to rightly use worldly goods
Patience-disposes us to bear up under trials and difficulties
Humility-disposes us to acknowledge our limitations
Chastity, or Purity-disposes us to be pure in soul and body

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