Question for today......How do I practice these three virtues given by God?
With my family?
With my church?
With my friends?
re: hope/staying positive
My SIL told me the story of driving on an errand with her kids one day when they hit a delay due to road repairs. While they were grumbling, my nephew said, “you know, if Aunt K-— (me) were here, she’d say, hey, at least they’re fixing the road.” And they all agreed.
I was so touched. I have suffered from mild depression off and on for years, and work very hard to consciously remind myself of the positive in every situation, because otherwise my mind automatically goes the other way and distorts things to the negative. Apparently, I had worked so consistently on this that my nephews thought it was natural. Sort of like the way a gymnast makes something difficult look easy.
So, hope is theological virtue that is really my personal project and my support for the other two. Without it, the duties of faith and love seem too heavy. With hope, the joys that come from faith and love seem attainable, and well worth the effort.
Excellent question for an examination of conscience.