I want to be more deliberate in my quest to gain more virtue and the only way to do that is to practice. I wanted to start a thread for those of us who want to exercise our spiritual lives in the way of growing in virtue. But sometimes I don’t know what exactly to hone in on, on a given day. Saint Theresa of Avila said if everyone would pic a vice to work on for a period of time and exercise those virtues that combat the vice, we could wipe out venial sin eventually.
So in this thread, I was thinking that I would use it as an accumulation of spiritual exercises that we could all contribute to, in order to pick a virtue for the day and execute that exercise on the day of our choosing. You could choose one to do just once a week or if the thread gets full, you could pick a different virtue to practice for each day of the week. I want this thread to turn into a reference guide for growing in virtue.
So to get started, I’m going to choose to practice the virtue of silence (to combat the vice of gossip). I’m gonna do that tomorrow. I will only speak when necessary, or at least I will try.
What virtue do you need to work on? Please add it to the thread to inspire your brothers and sisters and to help give ideas for the deliberate practice of growing in virtue.