As a very unique, seldomly used currently, richly nuanced word — character!
Some people come to mind when he say or think “he or she is a character.”
A grandson comes to mind — he embodies a complex of being brilliant, irksome, fun, and so much more.
And leaders such as Ghandi, Mother Theresa, also embody character.
Merriam Webster defines character as “the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation; main or essential nature especially as strongly marked and serving to distinguish…”
Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, will soon be honored with coins bearing their images.
According to a resolution approved by Congress this week, the Treasury Department must mint and print presidential dollar coins with the image of President Bush for one year and bullion coins with the image of his wife during the same time period.
The representative who introduced the resolution in the House stated that the couple “epitomized the very best of America—and like their country, they were tough, strong, and kind.
Our world is better because of them.
According to some, the Bushes are proof of the lasting power of character.
An early community leader, Peter, listed the qualities of character in the letter (2 Peter 1:5-8 ESV) “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Do we have character?
(Part of this blog come from The Daily Forum by Doctor Jim Denison)