Virtue of the Week: Self-Discipline

The Young Monk A young monk planned to wander around the world spreading the gospel. But, he postponed the departure date again and again. The abbot waited impatiently, ‘You were supposed to start off six months ago. What’s stopping you?’ The very perturbed young monk sighed, ‘It is a very long journey. I can’t imagine […]

Virtue of the Week: Self-Discipline

Do you have the self-discipline necessary to keep your priorities straight every day? THE MAYONNAISE JAR When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some […]

Virtue of the Week: Self-Discipline

THE MAYONNAISE JAR When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up […]

Virtue of the Week: Self-Discipline

Friends, “SHARED SUFFERING” STRENGHTHENS THE WILL AND SELF-DISCIPLINE OF THE TEAM MORE THAN ANY EXERCISE COULD EVER DO. Self-discipline Matters More Than IQ (Are we studying the wrong topics?): An American study has found that a school pupil’s self-discipline is a stronger predictor of their future academic success than their IQ, leading researchers to conclude […]

Virtue of the Week- We are what we think!

Friends, The other day I was having lunch with a friend and talking about our Virtue First Program. He was telling me that he receives our virtue information each week, but that he really didn’t know what to do with it. Of course, I proceeded to lecture him about the different actions one can take […]

Strengthen Your Spirit

Build a Strong Spirit by Exercising Virtue Your spirit is the very essence of who you are. It is comprised of your emotions, will, character, heart, intellect, and general countenance toward life. Someone who is always depressed, angry, unhappy, judgmental, and rude has a weak spirit. On the other hand, someone who is always joyful, […]

Walking on the Fence

The near occasion of vice is the “Fence” which divides us between the Land of Life (Virtue) and the Desert of Death (Vice). And this is no literary exaggeration. Many people often walk on top of this fence without even knowing it. Some are completely innocent, the un-awakened by vice, temptation bites them, they lose […]

SELF DISCIPLINE AND KEEPING CUSTODY OF OUR SPIRIT

Self-discipline is the means by which we are able to safeguard our souls from things that would be harmful to us. Keeping “Custody of our Spirit” enables us to be responsible guardians and keepers of that soul. Custody of our Spirit means avoiding not just the vice itself, but those well-known traps that would cause […]

Putting Virtue First in Our Schools

The main problem facing our schools today is a lack of virtue. All of our other problems stem from it. Our educator’s attempts at school reform will fail unless character education and teaching the virtues is put at the top of the agenda. If students don’t learn about the virtues of self-discipline and respect for […]

Turn Away from Vice

If we are going to live a virtuous life, we must turn away from vice every time it try’s to peck at our soul. We must also break the chains that vice has on our hearts and extinguish the fires of temptation that are sparked in our souls. To do this, quite often we must […]