Respect

John Huss – Respect Over Conscience (illustration)

It has been told that when John Huss was burned at the stake as a heretic, a poor widow brought a small piece of wood to the officiating priest with the request it be put on the pile, right close to the stake. John Huss said to her, “Woman, what have I done to you that make …

Converted Rabbi’s Children Show Him Respect (illustration)

I once read about a converted rabbi sitting next to an atheist on an airplane. Every few minutes, one of the rabbi’s children or grandchildren would inquire about his needs for food, drink, or comfort. The atheist commented, “The respect your children and grandchildren show …

A Son Takes a General’s Seat (illustration)

Waiting to board a plane, on which he had a reservation, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., overheard the plea of a private at the ticket window: “I’m going overseas in three days. I want to see my Ma before I go. I can go home and back only if I travel by plane! It …

It is Illegal to Spit on a Cop (illustration)

SAN JOSE, CA-It is not nice, and definitely illegal, to spit on a cop-even if he’s a horse. That was the lesson learned by Carl Vikstrom, 43, who allegedly did the deed to “Sport,” a horse ridden by police officer Will Smoke in downtown San Jose. Sgt. Greg Trapp sai …

The Head Hog at the Trough (illustration)

A man called at the church and asked if he could speak to the Head Hog at the Trough. The secretary said, “Who?” The man replied, “I want to speak to the Head Hog at the Trough!” Sure now that she had heard correctly, the secretary said, “Sir, if you …

Lincoln - The virtue of dealing honestly with people (illustration)

Lincoln was a strong believer in the virtue of dealing honestly with the people. “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens,” he said to a caller at the White House, “you can never regain their respect and esteem.""It is true that you may …

Harry Truman in His Staff Meeting Every Morning. (illustration)

Clark Clifford shares this reminiscence of his former boss, Harry S. Truman: Every morning at 8:30 the President would have a staff meeting. One day the mail clerk brought in a lavender envelope with a regal wax seal and flowing purple ribbons. Opening it, the President found a l …

Harry Truman Likes "Your Magnificence” (illustration)

Clark Clifford shares this reminiscence of his former boss, Harry S. Truman: Every morning at 8:30 the President would have a staff meeting. One day the mail clerk brought in a lavender envelope with a regal wax seal and flowing purple ribbons. Opening it, the President found a …

Older Couple Watching Another Couple (illustration)

There is an old story about an older couple having dinner in a restaurant. The wife sees another couple about their age sitting in a booth nearby. She sees the husband sitting close to his wife, with his arm around her. He is whispering things in her ear, and she is smiling and …

Respect For The Parent is Important (illustration)

According to psychologist William Damon, respect for the parent who exercises proper authority leads to respect for legitimate social institutions and to respect for law. In his book The Moral Child, Damon writes, “The child’s respect for parental authority sets the …

John Wesley Had Little Respect For a Man he Considered to be Miserly (illustration)

We sometimes criticize others unfairly. We don’t know all their circumstances, nor their motives. Only God, who is aware of all the facts, is able to judge people righteously. John Wesley told of a man he had little respect for because he considered him to be miserly and covetous …

A Lack of Respect For The Dead (illustration)

An elderly man was desperately ill. Knowing the time for his departure was near, he called for his closest friends to come see him one last time. Attending him were his doctor, his pastor and his business manager. The old man said, “I know you can’t take it with you, …

It Takes Respect to Be a Man of God (illustration)

The African Bishop, Desmond Tutu, was once asked why he became an Anglican rather than joining some other denomination. He replied that in the days of apartheid, when a black person and a white person met while walking on a footpath, the black person was expected to step into the …