Faith Focus: A call for more civility

Fountain pen writing Faith

Virtue is a word I don't hear much anymore. It was a staple in classical Greek and Roman philosophy, which we had to study in the seminary. It was also prominent in our foundations of moral theology courses.

The very word itself, coming from the Latin, implies strength. In this context, strength for living a morally good life.

A number of virtues seem to be in short supply in our contemporary American culture, but I would like to focus on one that I think is in very short supply yet very necessary if we are to have a truly free and democratic society - civility.

In our day it is very easy to find examples of the language of incivility on the radio and the television.