Media columnist, John Snobelen spends some of his time every day addressing this constant human challenge, the journey to being a better person, by his own admission. This information was recently sent to me by a friend who likes to share good copy.
The statement intrigues me. How many of us consider this kind of journey on a daily basis and how many even think of it at all?
The Snobelen article was about leadership with grace and I quote: “Some time ago I began to notice there are a few people able to cause change and challenge norms without becoming arrogant. They are those rare leaders who seem capable of valuing people they disagree with, taking responsibility instead of taking bows and making people around them better.”
In what way are we facing our challenge of being a better person? Are we doing all we can to value the people we disagree with or to make people feel better when we know they need uplifting? Are we as helpful as we can be or as thoughtful?
It’s people like John Snobelen who sometimes jolt us awake to the fact that there is always room for improvement.
I have honestly never given any real thought to this aspect of a human challenge and now I can’t wait to begin my new journey to being a better person.
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 NIV
Now how is that for a challenge?