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“They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.” (Mark 2) There are times in our lives when we can experience being paralyzed. We can be paralyzed by sin, addiction, destructive habits, selfishness, materialism ... Spiritual reading of this biblical event may allow us to interpret the four men as the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude. Prudence is using our minds (thinking) to choose the good. Justice is giving God and others their due (God: worship and love; others: love). Temperance is moderation; finding the balance between too much and too little. Fortitude is the courage to choose, pursue and persevere the good.
Reflection: Visit with the Lord about where and which of these virtues would help you thrive.
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy