Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Trust and Manliness

Here are some good insights from Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants:

Trust is a peculiar quality. It can't be bought. It can't be downloaded. It can't be instant--a startling fact in an instant culture. It can only accumulate very slowly, over multiple iterations. But it can disappear in a blink. Alan Weber compares its accretion to a conversation: "The most important work in the new economy is creating conversations. Good conversations are about identity. They reveal who we are to others. And for that reason, they depend on bedrock human qualities: authenticity, character, integrity. In the end, conversation comes down to trust."

Consider how important the manly qualities (authenticity, character, integrity) are to building up relationships and families and communities.  Let us be grateful for new hearts made by Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit to help us!

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