Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)
St. Thomas Aquinas says perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions but regulates them. Let’s pray for more love and charity in our life.
Prayer for Charity O Lord, give us more charity, more likeness to you. Make us kindly in thought, gentle in word, generous in deed. Teach us that it is better to give than to receive, better to forget ourselves than to put ourselves forward, better to minister than to be ministered to. And to you, the God of love, be all glory and praise, now and forever. AmenHenry Alford
Today, I will think about what it means to direct my passions toward God and love.