How can one little gesture of courtesy change your life forever? Read my romantic tale to learn how it changed mine through a Divine moment gifted by God…Read more…
Embrace Courtesy with Gusto!
Why should we embrace courtesy? How can we navigate through such an unkind world and survive? Might expressions of courtesy be the answer?
We embrace courtesy to acknowledge dignity towards another, created in the image and likeness of God. In essence, we give the person the respect (courtesy) due to a child of God; we treat the person as we would want to be treated. Father Romano Guardini speaks of this in his book, Learning the Virtues That Lead Us to God:
“…man must be honored in relation to Him who created man in His image and who requires us to honor this image” (p.142).
Yet, how often do we actually embrace courtesy? Read more…
Courtesy: A Forgotten Virtue?
Is courtesy a forgotten virtue? Has chivalry died? Are manners no longer important? If so, then it is time to dust off “Courtesy” and bring it to the forefront once again. Father Romano Guardini provides an excellent definition on the virtue of courtesy in his book, Learning the Virtues That Lead Us to God:
“Courtesy gives the other person a free space and protects him from oppressive closeness; it gives him air. It recognizes the good in others and lets them feel that…Read more…