This post comes to us from guest author, Isaac
The four Cardinal Virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and courage are wonderful gifts which bring us closer to attaining eternal happiness. These great virtues, if practiced, will bring us into a more honest, holy, and intimate relationship with God.
These virtues are considered the cardinal virtues. The word cardinal, derived from the Latin cardo, or hinge, means that they are, so to speak, the hinges of the Catholic and Christian life.
Justice, my personal favorite, is a great virtue and one that can especially be used as a hinge to open the doors of Heaven.
Justice is the third cardinal virtue; it is the knowledge of moderation between our needs and the needs and rights of others. It is more than just proving someone wrong and making sure they get what they deserve. In fact that isn’t justice at all. True justice only wants what is right for the sake of the truth, not just getting revenge. The Holy Spirit helps us to seek the truth by guiding us to Christ in the Eucharist, for Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Light. His almighty truth helps us to better know the Father, His Mother, Mary and the saints. Justice is truly a great virtue to practice because it brings those who live by it into a deeper realization of the love, compassion, and truth of the Father.
Ways to Grow in Justice
- Receive Holy Communion often
- Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment in the truth that Christ loves us
- Go to confession monthly- it keeps you honest and your soul clean.