Category Archives: Values & Virtues

Becoming Me/It's My Life/Who I Am (Diary of a Teenage Girl:

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Paul's exhortation to Christian husbands not to be harsh with their wives recalls their conversion from vice to virtue. Second jobs, two cars, vacations, clothing — you name it — career, power, success, attention.. .. Aristotle, who probably wrote the Nichomachean Ethics when he was in his fifties or sixties, directed his inquiry toward discovering how we can achieve our highest ideal of a fulfilled life. I don't want any contradictions or forced choices.

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Perfect

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By hope we desire, and with steadfast trust await from God, eternal life and the graces to merit it. Having defined the end and aim of the State, we are now in a position to examine in detail its various functions and extent. If we don't obey Christ, he went to a lot of trouble and pain for nothing. It also refers to an ethical precept on which one base their behavior. The first swim suits for women, for example, consisted of bloomers and black stockings, covering the woman from her neck to her ankles.

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Hope Wishes And Dreams (Seeking Heart Teen Series Book 4)

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For the same reason, they cannot exercise certain ecclesial responsibilities. How could they understand that mathematical truths cannot be shoved down students’ throats but then participate in a program that essentially tries to shove moral truths down the same throats? Peace, the absence of enmity and hostility, is also a basic condition for trust and reliability, and the basis of all cooperation, creation and sustainable trade. As you can see, setting a course when faced with a major moral decision calls for a lot of blood, sweat and tears!

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You Only Live Once

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Benedict makes clear that the cellarer, the person in charge of the material goods of the monastery, is to regard "all the monastic utensils and goods of the monastery as if they were the sacred vessels" (RB 31:10). Here we use the term Christian in a precise way. I was reminded recently that two of our greatest Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, had no religious affiliation. (And neither did one of our worst, Warren Harding.) So I’ve added Values and Virtues to my blog categories, and next week I will post my blog about Suzanne Wright.

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Love the Wounded

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But it may also be viewed more positively, as an opportunity to seriously engage our modernist presumptions. In a highly-competitive, non-religious school there is not much time given to ideas that one has value & worth in simply being a unique individual--regardless of one's performance. Prudence, says Saint Thomas, is “Right Reason applied to Action” ( II II, 47. 8 ) In applying it to Action the Exercise of the Virtue of Prudence involves Three (3) Steps: 1) Deliberating as to the various Means of Attaining the Desired End; 2) Judging or Deciding on the Means or Action to be taken or not taken; 3) Commanding that the Means decided-upon be put into Action.

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A Friend at Midnight

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He drew a distinction between morality and ethics. Hence our core virtue of empathy can be developed. .. Nietzsche feels pity only for the creator in us that is being stifled by modern society. Having that courage one should have enough confidence in your beliefs and your actions to be truthful. And this was the very last admonition he left to his monks at his death: "My sons," he said to them, "if you wish to advance in virtue and perfection, never give up the practice of considering each day that you are then beginning, and of conducting yourselves always as you did on the day you began."

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Lord Bountiful

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It is not surprising, then, that the first sentence in the Prologue admonishes the monks to "listen with the ear of your heart..." (RB Prologue: 1). With each text, we work with students to create a visual product, which they then explain and eventually turn into written language. Many teachers have used what is called “crazy wisdom” to awaken their students, for example. It is in our families that we are most vulnerable. Gianna Beretta Molla made a heroic choice, but it was something her family members and friends testified she prepared for every day of her life.

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The Devil of Gilding

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Many monks had come to Saint Anthony from various parts, in order to discuss which was the Virtue whereby one might climb with security to the Heights of Perfection. Notwithstanding the condemnation of "nakedness" in the Old Testament and the New Testament�s clear teaching on practical modesty, these styles tend to confirm that what is popular is not necessarily stylish. Additionally, an organization may publish one set of values, perhaps in an effort to push forward a positive image, while the values that really guide organizational behavior are very different.

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The Ravens Shall Feed You: And Other Stories

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Augustine and Thomas Aquinas developed definitive lists. But it is also obvious, as soon as it is stated, that these are dispositions that can be possessed by children, and although children thus endowed (bar the “courageous” disposition) would undoubtedly be very nice children, we would not say that they were morally virtuous or admirable people. Second, the relative value given to the institution of marriage as over against the presence of children is far more striking among Christians.

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Aaliyah (The Divas)

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The content of participation in Christ's life is also specific: conjugal love involves a totality, in which all the elements of the person enter- appeal of the body and instinct, power of feeling and affectivity, aspiration of the spirit and of will. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. � 2 Tim. 2:22 At the beach or pool, nakedness is on parade, not in a programmed or published medium, but in real time.

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