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THE VIRTUES. THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES 1. A virtue is a habitual predisposition of the soul to do good and to avoid evil. 2. The natural virtues are such as lead us to do good from motives based …More
THE VIRTUES.
THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES
1.
A virtue is a habitual predisposition of the soul to do good and to avoid evil.
2. The natural virtues are such as lead us to do good from motives based on reason. Thus to give alms to a needy person because our reason tells us that we ought to relieve our fellowman is to practice a purely natural virtue.
3. The supernatural virtues are so termed because we cannot acquire them of ourselves and they lead us to do good from motives based on Faith, e. g., to give alms to a needy person because through the eye of Faith we see in him the person of Christ Himself.
4. The supernatural virtues are distinguished into theological and moral virtues.
5. The theological virtues are so termed because they relate directly to God. They are three in number, viz., Faith, Hope and Charity.
Faith. 6. Faith is a theological virtue, with the help of which we believe, without doubting, all the truths that God has revealed to us and teaches through His …More