5 min video on Building spiritual muscle fighting coronavirus. Growing prudence in justice by battling the storm together.
Muscles are only developed through resistance. The fight against Coronavirus can be an occasion for developing spiritual muscle! Holiness is measured by the strength of the three spiritual muscles known as faith, hope, and charity. But there are supporting ligaments that are necessary to the proper functioning of these major muscles. They are the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude.
Prudence is the ability to make difficult decisions in the midst of complex, evolving circumstances. To do this quickly and well, to identify the best way to achieve a win in such a situation, is very difficult if we can be honest. Our government and church leaders find themselves in such a challenge right now in the face of COVID-19. In fact we all have decisions to make – how far to take social distancing, what activity is essential, how to respond to both the financial and health risks at hand, how to best protect ourselves, our families, and those most at risk.
Let’s avoid the temptation to condemn, to judge and to criticize the decisions of others, and instead fight the threat together, as members of the same team.
One of the greatest blessings that can come out of this coronavirus crisis is solidarity – a greater awareness that it is not just about me, but that the whole country, indeed the whole world, is in this together.
From a colorful and varied background as a professor of theology, a father of five, business owner, and professional performer Marcellino D’Ambrosio (aka “Dr. Italy”) crafts talks, blog posts, books, and videos that are always fascinating, practical, and easy to understand. He is a popular speaker, TV and radio personality, New York Times best-selling author, and pilgrimage host who has been leading people on a journey of discovery for over thirty years. For a fuller bio and video, visit the Dr. Italy page. For a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Dr. Italy, click here.