Rules for Respect (August Lion's Roar)

 Note:  Summer, with vacation time, has meant that it has been a minute since I have blogged.  My apologies!  Without further ado, here is my August Lion's Roar article.

Starting this month, I will take time in each Lion’s Roar to highlight some of the “Ten (plus One) Rules for Respect.”  I have seen these variously attributed to Nazarene Pastor Charles Christian and leadership guru John Maxwell.  

I find these basic courtesies helpful as I seek to live out the part of the Baptismal Covenant where I promise to “respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP, p 305). May you also find them helpful.

One of the greatest gifts we can give one another is to treat each other with kindness, respect, and compassion.  This includes talking WITH someone as opposed to talking ABOUT him or her.  All of these seem to be lacking in our current climate of deep divisions.

Here are the first two rules:

1.       If you have a problem with me, come to me (privately).

2.       If I have a problem with you, I will come to you (privately).


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