Greetings and God Bless to you all!
I recently converted to Catholicism (was previously non-denominational) and God has really changed my life. I’ve grown so much closer to Him, in faith, trust and love, and now I feel like my next step should be a concerted effort on my part to throw aside the chains of my previously sinful nature and build a truly Christian moral conscience and live a virtuous life.
I’ve done some preliminary research and discernment, and have come across the Seven Virtues. I really would like to order my life according to these, standing on them in order to be closer to God and more like Jesus. But, how can I do that? There is so much depth in these Seven Virtues, it feels like I’m trying to jump onto a platform that’s miles above my head. It seems I need patience, perserverance, and God’s amazing grace to build a ladder to that platform.
How are you coming on your journey of spiritual formation and preparation for meeting our Creator? How did you get started? What did you read? What did you focus on? How did you make it more than just a intellectual interest? How did you resolve to make it into habit? How did you make it **real **for yourself?