Honor among the Poor

Poverty is only disgraceful when it is the fruit of wrong conduct. There are any number of causes of poverty, some shameful, some honorable. “When adorned with virtuous integrity, it is most honorable, better is the poor man, than he whom riches falsely lift up and place him on a perverse pedestal. Often the rich […]

Virtue of the Week: Honor

Private Desmond Doss walked into the bloodiest battle of World War II’s Pacific theater with nothing to protect himself save for his Bible and his faith in God. A devout Seventh Day Adventist and conscientious objector, Doss had enlisted as a medic and refused to carry a rifle. The fighting took place on the hellish […]

Virtue of the Week: Honor

THE LAKOTA INDIANS The Lakota tribe was known as some of the greatest warriors of all time. They were feared in battle. Every young man was raised to be a warrior for the tribe. Within the tribe of warriors was a small group of men called the Red Shirt Warriors. The color red in Lakota […]

Virtue of the Week: Honor

THE LAKOTA INDIANS The Lakota tribe was known as some of the greatest warriors of all time. They were feared in battle. Every young man was raised to be a warrior for the tribe. Within the tribe of warriors was a small group of men called the Red Shirt Warriors. The color red in Lakota […]

Virtue of the Week: Honor

Friends, ……..one of my favorite stories about “honor”. THE LAKOTA INDIANS The Lakota tribe was known as some of the greatest warriors of all time. They were feared in battle. Every young man was raised to be a warrior for the tribe. Within the tribe of warriors was a small group of men called the […]

A Different Honor Code, When Boys Find School a Royal Pain

By David Brooks Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s most appealing characters. He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older. But suppose Henry went to an American school. By about the third week of nursery school, Henry’s teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.” He was disruptive […]

Can We Grow Virtue Like We Grow Apples?

My grandfather on my mother’s side was a farmer. His father was a farmer; and his father’s father was a farmer. His knowledge of the land was through experience and through an oral tradition. There are highlights to the seasons. It is critical on a farm to know when to plant and when to harvest. […]