It seems like there’s a massive vacancy in the lives of many people today – and what exactly is missing? Virtue.

Vice runs rampant. The sins of pride, greed, and lust aptly describe our times – in many ways, they’re built into our culture. And, what’s our response when the system itself seems rigged the wrong way? Virtue. It’s the only response.

Too often, virtue is chalked up as simply being good, but this is over-simplified and frankly lacking.

Before we can truly be virtuous, we must understand what the heck we’re even talking about. What are specific virtues? Which ones should we emphasize in our own lives? How do we practice them? How do we grow in them?

And, all of this is not something that we tackle in an afternoon. It’s an ongoing pursuit – learning, practicing, habitualizing.

If you’re looking for a place to start, turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, starting at 1803. Or click the link here.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Phil 4:8

Be the Men,

Mark

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