The advice Jackie gives here tells us how to be a virtuous person, not just how to be a virtuous woman—because, when it comes to growing in virtue, for the most part the same principles apply for both sexes. Just like with any other task in life, becoming more virtuous requires the right tools. To that end, Jackie says the Church provides some great tools we can use to help us grow in any virtue. For example:
- The sacraments, especially confession and the Eucharist
- The Word of God
- Divine Mercy Chaplet
- The Rosary
- A community of believers
- The saints, especially the Blessed Mother
Also check out Bobby’s video on becoming a man of virtue.
Scripture passages cited in this video:
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”Colossians 3:12-17
“Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.”James 5:16
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