Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

Morton Jones Trophy

Advice From UPMC Doc

National program lays wreaths on veteran's graves

Non-profit maintains humane, population-control through spay and neuter

The Eaton Calendar

Yellow Basket Shop hosting family event this weekend!

YMCA offers Join Fee discounts in local business partnership

Dr. Naqib

Step Outdoors and run, kayak & bike across Hills Creek!

Myth vs Fact

A local manifestation of John 17:20-23

Take a tour of this cozy Hickory Terrace townhouse!

There's plenty of space and potential in this lovely ranch!

 
 
 

Back to Basics – Honor

Does honor still exist, and why is it important?

 

by Pastor TJ Freeman - June 6, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the word honor?

You may not think about it often, but honor is something you practice everyday. Honor is the reason you don’t call your parents by their first name.

It’s the reason you give birthday cards. You show honor when you give eye contact in a conversation, hold the door at the grocery store, or let someone ahead of you in the buffet line. You show honor when you shake hands with another, place your hand over your heart while the national anthem is played, or stand for a bride as she walks down the aisle. We live in a culture of honor! But as society continues to redefine itself…who or what is worthy of honor is being redefined as well.

Increasingly we find that the highest honor is given to the individual! Much of society has adopted a self-centered, me first, listen to your heart, truth is relative — way of thinking… and it has impacted the way we view honor. Now what we really honor is each person’s pursuit of his own happiness… Just turn on the news and you’ll see that authority is no longer honored as it once was…. It is not en vogue to show respect for government, or police, or the military. Go to the grocery store or a restaurant and you’ll see that most kids have no idea what it means to honor their parents. Turn on a sitcom or many shows targeted at children and youth and you’ll find that the parents are made to look foolish, while the children hold the real authority.

Consider the way our society treats the aged. There is very little honor shown to eldest among us…which is an absolute shame… we owe so much to the generation who came before us and sacrificed for us… and they have so much wisdom we need…

Could it be that we’ve become so focused on the pursuit of our own happiness that we’ve lost sight of what is really important?

As a nation we just celebrated Memorial Day weekend, and the topic of honor is in the front of our minds. To honor someone simply means to show them high esteem or great respect. We understand the importance of showing respect to those who have purchased and defended our freedom by sacrificing their lives for the good of their country. And it is their sacrifice the helps us remember what it means to live in a way that is truly honorable. Rather than buying into the world’s pattern of honoring self above all else, remember the example of those before us who would rather live for the good of another than the good of self.

In Scripture, we have the purest example of this type of honor… when Christ honored God … and us… by laying down His life that we might be saved. As you go about the rest of your day, consider the example of Christ… and consider how you might show honor to those around you.

Credits:

Idea/Concept: Pastor TJ Freeman

Videography: Erin O'Shea

Video Editing: Erin O'Shea

Writing: Pastor TJ Freeman

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, Matthews Motor Company

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Panthers top Hornets 17-14 on Senior Night

September 21, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 19, 2020

 

Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date

September 18, 2020

 

National program lays wreaths on veteran's graves

September 18, 2020

 

Non-profit maintains humane, population-control through spay and neuter

September 17, 2020

 

The Eaton Calendar - Update

September 16, 2020

 

Yellow Basket Shop hosting family event this weekend!

September 16, 2020

 

YMCA offers Join Fee discounts in local business partnership

September 15, 2020

 

Hildebrand scores win 67 in 48-6 victory over CV

September 14, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 12-13, 2020

 

Our love and care for one another became our focus as a nation.

September 11, 2020

 

Masking advice from Dr. Clark of Laurel Health Centers

September 10, 2020

 

UPMC Welcomes Pediatrician to Wellsboro

September 9, 2020

 

Step Outdoors and run, kayak & bike across Hills Creek!

September 9, 2020

 

Alcohol's Effects on the Heart

September 8, 2020

 

A local manifestation of John 17:20-23

September 8, 2020

 

Communities invited to celebrate at local branches

September 7, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 5, 2020

 

Take a tour of this cozy Hickory Terrace townhouse!

September 4, 2020

 

There's plenty of space and potential in this lovely ranch!

September 3, 2020

 

Arcadia Theatre reopens Sept. 3 with safety measures

September 2, 2020

 

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives, including education

September 1, 2020

 

March and service in Mansfield honors frontline workers

August 31, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

August 29, 2020

 

Hybrid Child Care Program aids parents during school year

August 28, 2020

 

This special fundraiser is almost over!

August 27, 2020

 

Complete Count Committee updates community on census

August 26, 2020

 

Children & stuffed animals invited to special family event

August 25, 2020

 

Tips for natural hair care & donating to kids in need!

August 24, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

August 22, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories