Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Without Respect

Kindred,


Do you think you can truly see a person without first having respect for that person?  


Without "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions the other*" person or respect, what exactly are you seeing? 


Some people say you have to earn respect, but does that mean you first give disrespect or no respect? 


You earn greater respect, not by fear, but by passing tests of character, demonstrating good character in respect, honor, bravery, integrity and grace.  


You lose respect by disrespect, dishonor, cowardice, corruption, disgrace or failures of character. 


To project your selfish desires, your preferences, your objectification onto the other person, is not seeing that person; nor is it reading or comprehending anything based upon the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of that person. 


Without respect there is no true connection and therefore, absolutely no relationship.  


Any violation(s) of respect, honor, dignity is a betrayal of humanity and a betrayal of the Lord, for we are the Lord's creation, children of God; therefore, we, the people, belong to the Lord.  


We demonstrate respect for the Lord by first respecting the wonders of the Lord's creation, which includes people.  


 


*Dictionary definition of respect.

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