Love is A Virtue


According to Webster, Virtue is moral goodness. 

It is the the practice of moral duties and the abstaining from vice, or a conformity of life and conversation to the moral law. In this sense, virtue may be, and in many instances must be, distinguished from religion. The practice of moral duties merely from motives of convenience, or from compulsion, or from regard to reputation, is virtue as distinct from religion. The practice of moral duties from sincere love to God and his laws, is virtue and religion. 

Virtue is voluntary obedience to truth, and love is the key virtue that moves us to use all our gifts to build up others in any situation or setting.

In English and Greek, the word that is commonly translated these days as Love was more specifically translated and rightly so as Charity. Here is what Webster said about Charity.

In a general sense, love, benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow man, and to do them good. In a theological sense, it includes supreme love to God, and universal good will to men.

So virtue and charity are both good things, and we should exercise them in how we speak (no guile), act (friendly), and think (think favorably). Be a man or woman of virtue.

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