I started the year, noting that my One Word for 2018 is Optimism. The One Word approach is suggested by Jon Gordon. Last year, Gordon authored The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World.
In the book, Gordon argues that being positive doesn’t just make you better; it makes everyone around you better. In fact, positivity is a difference maker in business, education, life, and sports.
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In his post on meetingwithchrist.com, Dr. Yves I-Bing Cheng points out that if we put the 9 Beatitudes side by side with the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5, we find the following connections:
In his book entitled The Beatitudes, Arthur W. Pink points out that Jesus’ was instructing both believers and unbelievers alike. He claims, “These Beatitudes form one portrait. When an artist draws a picture, each line may be graceful and masterful, but it is the union of the lines that reveals their mutual relation; it is the combination of the various artistic delineations and minute touches that gives us the complete portrait.”
I appreciated Pink’s study of The Ten Commandments last year, and his perspectives on The Beatitudes are worth considering.
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