I have a yearning to write about virtue seeing that it’s the most gorgeous qualities any one human can have. There are many virtues so I will not cover any single one of them (at least right now), but I want to cover them as whole and how you will know when you have them yourself.
The simplest and most effective way to see if you truly have virtues is the test of time. Virtue is not, “I worked out for three hours today!” but never working out again after that. Virtue is when you work out for 20 minutes, but you keep doing it every day and increase more and more every day. Virtues grow with you like a child and you have to nurtue it and feed it so it grows healthy. So what actually feeds and grows virtues at all? The answer is simple as always, love grows virtue, but you might ask how is that possible?
Love nurtues virtue just as the sun, with it’s splendid light, gives life and growth to all plants and in turn all things of the earth. Love allows one to constantly strive to become more perfect every chance they get and if one does not strive to become truly perfect, they have no love. Now, this love is pertaining to an individual towards themselves. It is important to feed and nurture yourself with this love so that you can become a perfect individual in the way God designed for you which is to share your perfection with people that you gained in Christ and allow them to gain that perfection for themselves. This love you gained from Christ constantly feeds you and tells you, “become perfect my friend, be more patient in difficult times, be courageous when people persecute you, love your neighbors and help those in need.” This is what love tells you and so virtue is grows.
With love, which is the very essence of God and of the faith, I want you all to practice nurturing you virtues and to constantly strive to become more perfect. There are always set-backs and difficulties during these times, but true virtue, nurtured by love, is never stopped until the last of your days.
Have a wonderful day!