Today, it seems like there is more conflict in the world and, alongside the conflict, there is far too much division and derision between people. There is a real inability to communicate clearly and an inability to understand others point of view.
One cause of this conflict is society has accepted Truth without Charity and Charity without Truth. Truth without Charity will always descended into ideology while charity without truth will always become a hollow kindness and a disingenuous caring. If we want to change the world around us we must bind Truth and Charity together and never let them be separated. The result is a deeper love our neighbor, a profound adherence to moral law, and more order in our lives
If we commit to this fusion of Truth and Charity, we will be able to achieve our goals without sacrificing our principles. Along the way, we will attract more people to what is true, good, and beautiful. They will see and experience the benefits for themselves. We will achieve balance and stability in our lives and in the lives of the people around us.
We must make a concerted effort to become virtuous men every day for the rest of our lives. This demands the constant study of the virtues. The three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity as well as the four Cardinal Virtues of Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.
It is through the practice of these virtues that we remove contradiction and confusion in society, restore order in our lives, treat one another with respect and dignity, raise morally sound and well reasoned offspring, and ultimately earn our place in Heaven.
The ultimate goal is admittance into Heaven to spend eternity with our Creator, our blessed Mother, our spiritual father Joseph most valiant, all the saints and the choirs of angels. Due to our fallen nature, we can make great progress on our own through several means (reading, study, pilgrimages, prayer, etc.) and this is essential, however, it is certainly not enough.
We have to acknowledge we cannot solely rely on ourselves to reach our God-given potential. This would be a great error. Believing we did not need others would violate the most important virtue of them all…HUMILITY; the basis of all the virtues. We cannot fool ourselves into trusting ourselves with our salvation. We must admit we need to surround ourselves with likeminded souls, we need to seek guidance from holy men and women, we must study and learn from the saints that came before us, and we must, above all else, rely on prayer.