Virtue in ethical life according to Romano Guardini (1/3)
The renunciation of impulses provides autonomy from the limits of weaknesses and deviations with the joy of responsibility, while perseverance honors and keeps faithful.
Instead, hiding or forgetting injustice, or attributing responsibility to others, is illusory because the truth will be manifested, and everything will be subjected to divine judgment.
Vulnerability demands awareness and communion in danger, for a sense of responsibility and mutual respect, which renders dignity and honor.
Loyalty is firmness in responsibility despite any loss or danger; it maintains its word given, it takes the damage without blaming it on the other, it fights by binding to one's own obligation by force of conscience.
Divine fidelity is opposed to human infidelity, and by Incarnation our Lord took responsibility for the human guilt and He redeemed us in the perseverance.