For the month of February the virtue is Love for Neighbor also known as charity.
The virtue of Love for Neighbor, or Charity, is a divinely infused virtue, that gives us the strength to love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
As Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
It builds directly to the question of what is our purpose and the answer to that question is
God created us to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in HEAVEN in the next.
The virtue of LOVE FOR NEIGHBOR is a necessary strength which will help us achieve that GOAL.
Further details and examples can be found on the slide deck. Love-for-Neighbor-2023-2024-Mini-PDF
The opposing vice is Malice – the weakness to intentionally harm others or do evil.
Malice is one of the ugliest, most horrifying vices that exist. It is the epitome of WEAKNESS.
•Wanting to hurt others.
•Tripping others intentionally to hurt or embarrass them.
•Lying about others to intentionally ruin their reputation or to make others think poorly of them.
Let us beg God for the grace to never fall into this horrifying vice
In Christ’s Peace
Daniel Minter President
Assumption Catholic Schools
Mission-to inspire excellence and personal growth grounded in Catholic principles and tradition.