Dear Friends & Family,
According to Wikipedia, Respect is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important or held in high esteem or regard; it conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities; and it is also the process of honoring someone by exhibiting care, concern or consideration for their needs or feelings.
Virtue is a behavior showing high moral standards. In our teaching we honor and respect each other’s differences; religions, gender, orientation, ethnicity, age and know there are many paths to the One! If we take the responsibility to hold every one of the Creators creations in this esteem, we can show up in our own fullness and have gratitude for each person we encounter in our lives. If people respect you, respect them back … if people dis-respect you, respect them back.
The Virtues Project states that “for children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take it seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.” Rev. Wanda who has 7 grandchildren and was a huge part of the Virtues Project (the Moral education of the young) said it very well. R-E-S-P-E-C-T!