Practice Virtue

The eighth and final law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization instructs us to practice virtue.

Terry admonishes that we should always practice virtue, especially when sharing the Faith! Walk the talk.

Jesus said: “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 and “Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Luke 3:11

Through how you live your life at home, at school, at work, church, and in social settings, others will know that you are passionately in love with Christ.

Do good and give the best of yourself. The virtuous person pursues and chooses good. Virtues are habits. They are acquired by your effort.

The four cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

The three theological virtues are faith, hope, and charity.

In Matthew 5:48 Jesus calls us to be perfect: “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

The twelve disciples were not perfect; yet Peter, the disciple that denied him three times, became one of the first missionaries and the first pope.

Let that call for perfection not become an excuse to delay evangelization indefinitely.

Share the Gospel with someone today! – Peter den Hollander

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