When I read today the quote “Hope is one of the theological virtues” by C. S. Lewis, it came to me to find out more about the word “virtue”.

Virtue Christian Centre in KAITAIA

Virtue Christian Centre in KAITAIA

When looking up the word “virtue” in The Collins Concise Dictionary I read the following:

1.  “the quality or practice of moral excellence or righteousness.” Please notice the word practice!

2. “any admirable quality or trait”.

3. “any of the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) or theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity).”

In my reading of the Bible from cover to cover I  came today to Luke 8:21, where the Lord Jesus Christ says, “My mother and brothers are those  who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”