Reclaiming Virtue as the Habit of Goodness

Posted June 12, 2019 3:02 am by Anthony S. Layne

Reclaiming Virtue as the Habit of Goodness

What is virtue? The Oxford English Dictionary defines virtue as “behaviour showing high moral standards”; with an article (that is, “a virtue” or “the virtue”), it’s “a quality considered morally good or desirable in a person.” Another way to think of virtue is goodness as a collection of habits, goodness as a result of education, training, and discipline (that is, self-control). As we transition from the seven capital or “deadly” sins to the seven cardinal and theological virtues, we should discuss our present-day need for the “goodness habit.”
The Telos of Virtue
Virtues are habits because they’re principles which inform our actions

Read more ...www.catholicstand.com

Send this to a friend