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The decision to fulfill all of the responsibilities in our vocation or state in life.
CCC 1700 “The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God; it is fulfilled in his vocation to divine beatitude. It is essential to a human being freely to direct himself to this fulfillment. By his deliberate actions, the human person does, or does not, conform to the good promised by God and attested by moral conscience.” Every human person has the vocation to divine beatitude, explained in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Mt 5:3-12
In addition to this common vocation, we also have particular vocations depending on our state in life. In general, the husband is called to work for a living, participate in raising his family, and protect his home. The wife is called to bear children, to raise and educate them, and create a good home environment. The child is called to learn his lessons and help with household chores. Retired persons in adequate physical condition are called to contribute their time and accumulated knowledge and skills to the Church in particular and the community in general. Persons who suffer greatly from physical ailments are called to offer up their suffering in union with Christ’s suffering on the Cross.
Diligence includes suitable recreation, particularly on the Lord’s Day after Mass, after we have fulfilled our responsibilities.
Diligence is one of the seven capital virtues. The others are humility, liberality, brotherly love, meekness, chastity, and temperance. They are called capital because all the virtues we strive to practice are said to flow from these seven capital virtues. Diligence is opposed to the capital sin of sloth.
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