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In life, and so often in our faith, we say we want to get better at...well, everything.
A good example of this might be fitness. We try to increase the weight of our Bench and Squat, while getting our mile time sub-whatever. Or, maybe at work, we try to move three different projects along simultaneously.
More often than not, the result of this tactic is that we don’t make much progress on any of them. Sure, it can be done, but is it the best, most efficient way?
Now, let’s put that into the context of growing in virtue. Are we trying to grow in virtue in general? Or, are we actively working on specific virtues?
It’s true that a rising tide lifts all boats. Growing in one virtue will naturally have a positive effect on the others. So then, let’s ask ourselves, what’s the number one virtue (or vice) that we struggle with? Is it patience, fortitude, temperance, pride, lust?
Take a good look at what you wish to improve in your spiritual life. Maybe you need to spend a whole month focusing on one virtue, and see what happens.