The following post on my post on my facebook wall is a must for sharing as it remains true at all times.
“History has it that when the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the Great Wall of China. They thought no one could climb it due to its height.
During the first 100 years of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice and every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall, because each time, they bribed the guards and came through the doors.
The Chinese built the wall, but forgot the character – building of the wall-guards.Though the Great Wall has over the years become a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength and spirit, but it has actually been a good reminder to the Chinese of the superiority of human character.
The Chinese realised much later that the best defence against the enemy is not a forti?ed wall, but a forti?ed character. Thus, the building of human character comes before building of anything else.
Prayer is not EVERYTHING. Build relationships, and don’t ever forget that God will always use man. Be mindful of your words and how you speak to people. Work seriously on your character and attitude towards life.
I want to say emphatically that character is not optional; it is sacrosanct to the future that God has planned for you. No matter where you place prayers, character still matters. The greatest fraud in life is religion without character. A man without character is recklessly alive.
William Shakespeare captured it succinctly when he said: The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves.
Peter Schutz, the former chief executive of?cer of Porsche said: Hire character, train skills
Lastly, back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Ber-lin. One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn’t. Instead they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.On top of this stack they placed the sign:
EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS.
How very true! You can only give what you have. What do you have inside of you?
Is it hate or love ?
Violence or peace ?
Death or life ?
Capacity to build or capacity to destroy ?
What have you acquired over the years? Team spirit or pull down architecture ?
EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS,
Think about it. Please give out the good in you always.
By LUIS T. ARRIOLA