Courage <->Love (It’s a Biconditional Thing)

Eidos | 10/13/2019 | Staff
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Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity.

What things should be done with charity? All the things! How should we act? With courage!

Guidelines - Courage - Charity

These two guidelines are biconditional. Christian courage is charitable. Christian charity is strong and courageous.

An Obvious Error

Mistake - Virtues - Times - Courage - Boor

One mistake with these two virtues is to do one or the other. ”The times demand courage!”says the boor and so they do, but he is rash, ugly, and unloving. Such a man harms those around him and does no good to his own cause. God deliver me from the spirit of boorishness.

“All we need is love,”says the weak person or one so battered by life that they feel unwilling to stand when standing seems hurtful, harmful, or hateful. The result is better on a person to person basis than boorishness, but the result is disastrous over time: vice is tolerated and greater evils ensue. Everyone ends up harmed for want of an early bit of strength.

Debates - None - Saint - Paul - Wisdom

A great many debates are between those asked to choose, none of us hearing Saint Paul’s wisdom.

Mostly, we get it: unloving courage isn’t courage, love without boundaries isn’t love. We then try to have courage and then add love or love with a dash of courage. This falls flat as one cannot balance vices to reach virtue. We are brash in the meeting and then back off with some kind words: the harm is done. We bend to vice in...
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