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#395: What Kind of Person Are You?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Are you a good person? Most of us probably believe we are, at least most of the time.

Do you treat others with respect and dignity? Do you show them kindness and compassion? Do you present a pleasant demeanor and a sense of humor. Do you take responsibility and admit when you make an error? Are you honest and sincere?

Suppose someone you know is incapacitated, do you offer to help them with errands, grass mowing, drives to the doctor or other things to get them through their difficult time?

When a friend or co-worker is hurting emotionally, do you offer a sympathetic ear?

In other words, are you a good person?

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  • no profile photo CD5178852
    When I read, "None is good; no one." it is very condemning but the Truth.

    I am barely good and I have need of much improvement.
    3846 days ago
    I do try to be a good person, but I am sure I do fall short sometimes. Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to deal with you own stuff! Excellent question Lou!
    3847 days ago
    What you're really asking is, do you reflect God's love in the choices you make?
    That's a great question. And how we answer shows whether we're being obedient to our Lord.
    I don't always show God's love in my interactions with others. And when I mess up, I'm convicted. Then I need to repent, ask forgiveness and then learn from my mistake. It's a process.
    3847 days ago
    I try to be a good person and exhibit the heart of God toward others but I fall far, far too short most of the time.
    3847 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    WOW like you said, we all like to think we are, but I probably don't do as much as I should but I do try !
    3847 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    Good questions to help keep us mindful of others regularly...
    3848 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    Good questions to keep us mindful of others....
    3848 days ago
    I do treat others with respect and dignity , but I don't feel I get much respect from others in my family. Too many in my family have no sense of boundaries!

    I am always offering a sympathetic ear to someone,but where are they when I need a shoulder to cry on?

    I use to have problems with that verse in The Bible, that says we reap what we sow, because I would sow kindness but often reap disrespect and rudeness from those I have been helpful to ,then one day I came to understand we will receive back (though that should not be the reason for doing good)just not necessarily from the same person. I have often been on the receiving end of kindness , but not from the ones I have been kindest to.

    It is easy to be good to those who are good to you, but it takes some prayer to be good to those who are not nice. I am learning. Joy

    3848 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5469563
    Great questions...very thought-provoking. Thanks for posting.
    3848 days ago
  • PIGLET1979
    This is the kind of question that promotes great self-reflection. It's also interesting to note that how one views themselves is not always congruent with others' perceptions, nor does it often take into account one's motivations and intentions. I think the, "truth," is likely some point along the intersection.

    For example, of the person who has great empathy and concern, but is perhaps shy or slow to action, but genuine, are they a, "good," person? How does this person compare to one who acts often, and perhaps, generously, but with egocentric and self-serving reasons?
    3848 days ago
    I believe that I am a good person. I really do try to reach out to others, all of the time. I know there is always room for improvement. Thanks for a great blog!
    3848 days ago
    I hope I am a good person. I hesitate tooting my own horn. It feels too funny. Love you, Lou!
    3848 days ago
    I think I am a good person. There are times when I can be a little selfish. I don't like that side of me and I try my best not to be like that. Now that I've just told everyone I'll have to try harder. LOL
    3848 days ago
    I think I am a good person most of the time, but I know there are times when I am bitter and maybe not such a nice person, but usually I am just mean to myself--not others!

    Thanks for something to think about Lou!!

    3848 days ago
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