The other day, I was at a store with my daughter, and a lady thought she was so cute she handed her a dollar. Well, it really bothered my oldest daughter that her little sister received something that she didn’t. When we encouraged her to be happy for her sister, she said: “I know I should be happy for her, but I just can’t.”
There’s a real difference between knowing the right thing and doing it.
Christians often talk about values, and colleges and seminaries talk about ethical theories, but how do we become ethical people? Doing the right thing even when it feels bad? Delaying gratification? Making good decisions even when it is easier not to? I’ll offer a few ideas in tomorrow’s Point.
Also, my friend Chuck Colson has something that will help: it’s called Doing the Right Thing, a six-part exploration in ethics with some of the top thinkers of today. Come to the ThePointRadio.org to learn more.