Love of Labors;
Some times you just got to get your hands in it and messy. To get yourself started – get into some trouble and try to solve it tackling it day by day. Don’t bite more then you can chew, though find the medium between being sensible and going crazy. Don’t let yourself pick and choose too much with tasks that need to be done. There is so much work to be done.
I just finished classes at digital school for Engineering with a oil and gas pipeline’s specialization. The economy is downhill so i’m not planting jobs at the moment. I decide if i’m going to be unemployed might as well do something active and useful. So i applied at the Catholic Services during the Syrian Refugee crisis. I have no clue what i’m getting myself into but i hope it fits into my schedule because as of January i’m heading back to finish my last semester of Architecture (hopefully last).
December 20th i’ll be moving a Syrian family my sister just sponsored in from Syria into their new home. She did all the organizing and begging for donations on facebook. It went well, they seem pretty well equipped for this winter.
I know i have an addiction to games but have found much less time to play them. Finding myself busied at the computer just reading and learning from people who’ve written about this theme of love; life, dreams and self – and myself trying to combine this all into a synthesis of light. A source of wholesome, heartwarming, thoughtful mad scientist experiment, paradigms and structures. The philosophy of “teaching robots to love” is my dream – literally finding hope in something and finding redeeming qualities through literature in abstract and abysmal places brings me happiness. We need to find the algorithm to unconditional love, wisdom and human kindness. Thoughtfulness out of true mercy wrought through a subtle justice of practice, experiment and results.
I was asked this question; What makes a man virtuous? What is the value in virtue? And since I have studied virtues I thought I knew the answer to this question. I first tackled the problem by dissecting into individual qualities then I realized that it could be grossly simplified by saying you just needed to be Christlike. I believed that it was all the qualities that made a man Christlike that made him virtuous. But what does Christlike even mean to somebody who knows nothing of the ways of Christ? I believed I needed to revisit my first post about virtue and extract what i needed for today’s post.
Realms: physical, mental and spiritual.
Human virtue: Hope, faith and redemption.
Work place ethics: Energy, Responsibility and Wisdom
The Three Principles: Truth, Love and Courage.
Knightly virtue(8): Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality and Humility. The Pentangle(5): Friendship, Generosity, Courtesy, Chastity, and Piety.
12 virtues of Rationalization: Curiosity, Relinquishment, Lightness, Evenness, Argument, Empiricism, Simplicity, Humility, Perfectionism, Precision, Scholarship, and The void.
12 virtues of Human Teaching: Gravity, Silence, Humility, Prudence, Wisdom, Patience, Reserve, Gentleness, Zeal, vigilance, Piety, Generosity
The Pentangle(5): Friendship, Generosity, Courtesy, Chastity, and Piety.
What I found was aspects of physical, mental and spiritual. And when I can’t remember all the virtues or their meanings, I turn to the Knights Pentangle which has never driven me wrong. In any situation i find myself confused or lost.. i would ask what would God do? What would Christ do? What would my idol of the most moral ethical and most practical of ways. What would he do?
2 thoughts on “Raw Virtue; When You Can’t Be God – Be Godlike”
The heart must be one with Christ and won by Christ. “We love Him because He first loved us.”
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It’s really interesting that your pun of one and won works so well here. Being one with him makes us winners. It is completely true that in loving him he loves us.. and that he loved us because we love him. It works both ways.