Commentary

April 11, 2014

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

– There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for life.” The same is true in developing character.  You can give a law or command (or even AFI) for a specific situation and you have only solved a problem temporarily.  But if you teach people to think in terms of core values or ethics then a person will be able to navigate any difficult situation.  It is giving a person the “why” behind their actions.  That tends to change their focus altogether.

 

Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

– Pray for guidance in how to think in terms of values and ethics rather than simply memorizing laws and commands.

 




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