Finding God's Goodness

Choosing Wisely

Week One: The Power of Choice

It is difficult to pursue the good life or virtuous life if I don’t know what virtue is. It’s been fascinating to explore the teachings on virtue of our early church fathers as their simplicity resonates with me. Even stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius found the virtues an extraordinary thing indeed!

By understanding and living four foundational virtues, we can build a strong and healthy container for our life. It is a choice we can make. Prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance are the moral virtues I can practice daily to direct my will and desires toward good. As I begin a new year, I like to contemplate on the virtue of prudence as this leads me to find wisdom and ultimately peace. In a culture where my choices are overwhelming, prudence helps me apply what I know to be right and true to situations in everyday life and make good choices. I can choose wisely.

Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Lord, help me live today and day by day in the virtue of prudence when my good choices, turned into good actions bring me peace of mind finding your goodness.

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