Commentary

May 2, 2014

Chaplain’s Thoughts

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Rushworth Kidder

“It may be … what most defines maturity in the twenty-first century will not be physical courage but moral courage.”

~ Rushworth Kidder

Being military, I take nothing — absolutely nothing — away from physical courage. However, on a day-to-day, in-garrison environment, we encounter situations that will require decisions of the moral kind significantly more than the physical. Think about it, unless deployed into a hostile situation, our maturity is defined more by how we treat others with respect and kindness, raise our children to have values and integrity, and help those who cannot help themselves. We are truly “standing in the gap” to do the right thing. Not the easy thing, not the cheap thing, not the lazy thing, not the abusive thing, not the stupid thing, not the disgraceful thing, not the unAirman thing. Is there something you need to do today that only someone with moral courage would do? Then do it; stop making excuses.

Blessings from Above …




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