Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Understanding is a Two-Way Street

Quote of the Day:

“In times of controversy, it often seems easier to duck the issues; to let little of your real views be known so as not to offend anyone. Whether it’s a local school issue or a tough decision to make as a parent, the path of least resistance is often the one chosen because we think everyone will end up feeling good. And yet, I have always found serenity in knowing that my life is driven by certain values and principles that never change. You can too. No amount of shouting or personal attacks  can take away the key anchors of your life if you know what you believe and stick to it. That’s what being authentic is all about.
One reason our country is in so much trouble these days is because too many of us have refused to stand up for those values we believe in so passionately. We have worked so hard to understand the other person that we have failed to help him or her even to consider the principles that drive our own lives. I’m not suggesting you ignore others or trample insensitively on their views, but you are entitled to your ideas too.” 
Richard G. Capen, Jr., former chairman and publisher of the Miami Herald and United States Ambassador to Spain.

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” 
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

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