FORGING OUR PERSONALITY WITH THAT OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.


FORGING OUR PERSONALITY WITH THAT OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. The task of building character The action of grace in souls goes hand in hand with growth in human maturity, with perfecting our character. So while cultivating the supernatural virtues, a Christian who seeks holiness will strive to attain the ways of acting and thinking…

THE IMPORTANCE OF “WANTING THE GOOD.”


THE IMPORTANCE OF “WANTING THE GOOD”. [T]he good towards which the will inclines—and by which this connatural affinity is produced—can be very different from what is perceived from the outside. Two people who carry out the same assignment can be doing two very different things. One may be totally absorbed in not appearing bad in…

THE NEED TO EDUCATE OUR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS THROUGH VIRTUE FORMATION.


THE NEED TO EDUCATE OUR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS THROUGH VIRTUE FORMATION. “Formation in the virtues requires struggle, overcoming one’s own inclination when this is opposed to good acts. This is the part of truth that is contained in the reductionist, “voluntaristic” concept of virtue referred to earlier. But virtue doesn’t consist in the capacity to…