When we hear of these terrible things from friends, either directly or via social media, we feel for the victims of these acts, and sometimes if we’re feeling particularly awakened (or filled with blinding rage), we might even have some feels left over for the perpetrators. We want to make sure we emotionally show-up for the atrocities across the world. We not only want to have “feels” about these things, but we want to have the “right feels”.
The right feels, however, are only one component of a three part solution to BEING a person of Virtue… not acting like one, or looking like one, or sounding like one, but rather existing as a person of Virtue. If one-third is all we’re doing, we’re only scoring 33% out of 100% as far as our humanity-response goes.
If you remember, in an earlier post I talked about the Three Orthos: Orthopraxy (right doing or body-rightness), Orthodoxy (right believing or right mind), and Orthopathy (right feeling or emotional-rightness). Armed with all three, we exist in Virtue, in body, mind, and heart.
Like today’s title says, someone is always dying somewhere…
… and what are we going to DO about it?
If we’ve convinced ourselves that our ‘doing’ ends at ‘emoting’, then we ain’t doin’ shit.
(See y’all tomorrow)