I’ve decided to spend time focusing on each of the seven heavenly virtues and their counterparts. Thanks to my last post and my low bank balance, I’ve decided to start with a virtue I have a hard time with: temperance.
I’m impulsive with money and little things. I have a hard time going to Wal-Mart or somewhere similar and coming out with only what I intended to purchase. Same with groceries. Heck, I’ll invent reasons to go out: “Ooh, I need a notebook!” No, I don’t. I just want one.
A new baby, car repairs, and thinking like this is why my bank balance is what it is at the moment.
I’m going to add sections to GH about each pair: temperance/gluttony, chastity/lust, charity/greed, diligence/sloth, patience (peace)/wrath, kindness/envy, and humility/pride. I’m also going to add something about grace, if I can remember what I originally wanted to say about it. (Time for more prayer — “Dear Lord, what was I talking about?”)
I’ve got more of a fire under me now, also, thanks to a quotation I stumbled upon earlier in the weekend. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso. It’s made me rethink how I spend my time and what I spend my time on. The sense of urgency it’s imparted to my days is very noticeable.
Time to write!