Sunday, September 24, 2006

Temperance


A look at the TEMPERANCE FOUNTAIN in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park.

Four virtues play a pivotal role and accordingly are called "cardinal"; all the others are grouped around them. They are: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. "If anyone loves righteousness, [Wisdom's] labors are virtues; for she teaches temperance and prudence, justice, and courage."
These virtues are praised under other names in many passages of Scripture. Temperance is often praised in the Old Testament: "Do not follow your base desires, but restrain your appetites." In the New Testament it is called "moderation" or "sobriety." We ought "to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world."
[from Catechism of the Catholic Church]

5 comments:

Will said...

Temperance. An underrated quality, I think.

Andy Dabydeen said...

I like how you framed this shot.

Ger said...

did you ever see Albert Brooks' "Defending Your Life"?

Anonymous said...

maybe take out a look on the film SIMON BIRCH,lol religion? Faith and temperance yes---how did you find these angles --grrrrrrrrreat in the light...xoxoxo very nice oti :O)
luvya, uknohoo huh?

yellowdog granny said...

beautiful...
but the goddess says temperance is for the weak...every thing in moderation..is dull...ha