Faith

Faith
(vs. Presumption)

Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how.

To practice Faith I will:

If you attended any Graduation ceremonies recently, you most likely heard a speech from a guest, an administrator or the valedictorian that described bright futures. Someone probably spoke about how to behave, react, plan or treat others in a way that brings success to the graduate. Most of these speeches can be boiled down into the definition we have for the character quality of Faith this month. It's all about understanding how our actions today can affect outcomes tomorrow. It's about practicing good character at every opportunity until it becomes second nature. It's about believing in yourself and having confidence to act in a way that you know to be right. When you look at the opposite of Faith as Ignorance it further defines Faith as requiring knowledge of what is right. This means we need to surround ourselves with people and activities that can influence us positively. It means practicing good decisions on the small stuff so that it is easier on the big stuff.

This month practice good character and have Faith that success will find you.

"You have to expect things from yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

"It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Resources

In My School

Educator Bulletin on Faith

Robin's Reading List


The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.


Faith page