“What is wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is still right, even if no one else is doing it.” ~ William Penn

Character has been described as who you are and what you do when no one is looking. The dictionary defines character as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. But no one can see those qualities unless they are put into action. And actions speak louder than words.

Character then becomes the consistency between what you say you will do and what you actually do. It defines, builds, or breaks your reputation.

In short, character matters.

After spending the summer looking closer at the fruit in my life (see Like A Tree – Bearing Fruit) and making a dent in my to-be-read pile (see Summer Reading), I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to grow deeper. I want my heart to be transformed so that my character reflects God’s character. And I want my everyday actions to line up.

Because character matters, I’ve done a bit of research and come up with a long list of character qualities. Starting next Wednesday, I’ll be highlighting one each week, enough to take us through the school year ahead.

What about you? How would you define character? Do you consistently do what you say you’ll do? Are you willing to grow along with me?

Character Matters
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