For the first time, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! The concept is simple: Each day in April I’ll be blogging on a topic starting with the letter of the day, beginning with A and progressing to Z by the end of the month. Posts will be short and will relate to my chosen theme: my new coming of age story, Rightfully Ours, released April 1.
V is for Virtue
Simply put, a virtue is a good habit. Sporadic good deeds don’t cut it. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good.” (1803) (Can I just say how much the use of the article “an” with a pronounced H sound annoys me? Okay, I’ve said it. Moving on . . .)
In Rightfully Ours, the chief virtue explored is chastity (see C is for Chastity). Chastity is one of the capital virtues, which correlate to the seven deadly sins. I love the simplicity of the virtues and matched vices. Simply name your poison and discover the antidote. Problem with envy? Try kindness. Gluttonous? You need temperance. Got a problem with pride? Seek humility.
We all know how painfully difficult it can be to break a bad habit and cultivate a good one. And why is it the opposite seems effortless?
How have you broken a bad habit and replaced it with something good?