In a world of participation trophies and political correctness, a good man are often defined as… nice. Someone who doesn’t rock the boat, or ruffle any feathers, or offend anyone. Nodding along as ‘you do you.’
While being friendly or nice is obviously not a bad thing, we must remember that Jesus himself was not always Mr. Nice Guy. Think of him tearing through the temple flipping tables.
There’s a time and a place for righteous anger, for firm justice, for truth.
And, as Jesus showed us that, we must remember the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: “The greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth.”
From error to truth – that’s the greatest kindness we can show another. I’d venture to say that the secular world doesn’t see it like that.
But, it’s our duty as Christians to use our words and actions to lead others from error to truth, both courageously and prudently.
Be the Men,