A man of his word.
I don’t think anyone would object to being described as a “man of his word.” Someone who does what he says. Someone who follows through. Someone who lives up to his beliefs.
I remember being a kid and my dad telling me what it meant to give someone “my word.” I couldn’t tell you the last time I heard someone say, “You have my word” and they really meant it.
There was a time when all a man had was his word. Giving our word, making oaths, or taking vows actually meant something – for all of us, not just those called to the priesthood or religious life.
Nowadays, it seems that we live in a time of empty promises and fear of commitment.
But here and now, let’s take a look inward. Do we make promises? To whom? Do we keep our promises?
Or better yet – what promises have we made to God? Have we kept those?
If we’re feeling a little idle or stagnant in our faith, maybe it’s time to renew those promises.
Be the Men,
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