Originally I had planned to continue my series, God’s Diet Food— the fruit of the spirit. However, something happened yesterday that got me to thinking. I posted the picture above on Google+ with the caption. “Two of the most powerful words in the universe.” From the responses it received. It appears I’m not alone. Many miss the America of yesteryear where manners and politeness were taught and modeled.
I believe an honor revolution is long overdue here in America. Today’s America is a land where rudeness, not politeness is the norm. Where bullying, not protecting is the norm. Where what’s in it for me, not what can I do for another is the norm. Where disrespect, not honor is the norm.
This norm includes
- differing opinions constitute an assault on one’s personal character. Demanding a swift retaliatory response.
- name calling and trashing someone’s reputation.
- pushing pass others to get to the head of the line.
- road rage.
- on your smart phone while in the company of others.
- use of physical force to solve disagreements.
- complaining instead of proposing viable solutions.
The rebel in me wants to scream. “STOP IT! Be a voice amidst the deafening sound of sameness! Be a catalyst of change!”
Towards that end, the subject of each Wednesday’s post will be honor. How can we esteem… respect… admire… value… appreciate… cherish… honor others? Together lets come up with ideas, both simple and complex that will make America kinder and friendlier.
So, what do you say?
Thank you would be nice!
Thanks for listening to my voice! Feel free to like and share it with your friends.
Have a great day! Rita
Be the VOICE heard amidst the deafening sound of sameness!
2 thoughts on “The Honor Revolution”
Ego, Rita. It’s the ego that’s mostly to blame for almost everything. The more we mitigate the ego, the closer we become to our true selves. And our true selves are loving, compassionate and caring beings.
That has to be done on an individual level, though. I can’t do the work for you, nor you for me. We must all take responsibility to find our true selves within. Only then can we share our natural and beautiful gifts with each other.
Some of us are on this journey. Others, unfortunately, don’t even know it exists.
The good news is, though, more and more people are discovering the truth. And, as you know, that’s the start of true freedom. 🙂
Yes Michael, we were created to be loving because we are made in the image of God. Who is love. But like you said. Thanks to our ego we think we know more than God. Like willful two year-olds we have to exert our independence. I did this for most of my life. Finally I wised up and allowed Christ to change the way I think. Something for which I will be eternally grateful.
Thanks for the comment. Have a great life!