JUSTICE AND PRUDENCE
It is good to put the safety
of our souls in the hands of one who is both just and prudent. But better to
one who is just rather than prudent. For the counsel of the just man
has more weight, aside from being wise, too.
Thus, the queen of Sheba was
impressed with the justice and prudence of Solomon's judgments. And the same
may be said of the wisdom of Joseph who, with his advice, saved Egypt from
the famine of 7 years. Then, there is Daniel who, with his counsels,
improved the present and foretold the future. Great confidence was given him
because of his justice and prudence.
St. Ambrose, Duties of the
Clergy, Ch. X