On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright and Jeff Bright discuss the role of service in The Alliance and explain why it matters so much.
What is the recipe for service? The Alliance believes it is maturity plus optimism plus civil courage. That adds up to service.
Do you have a responsible attitude, do you have a positive outlook and do you operate out of selfless behavior?
When you have a healthy identity, it leads to a greater meaning and purpose. When you have high moral authority it leads to proper alignment in all you do.
When you exercise trust it offers unity. When you have hope it creates a bond.
When you have the right mix of mercy and grace, then you understand sympathy and empathy through intimacy and awareness.
Maturity: The ability to respond in an appropriate manner according to the circumstances in ones surroundings which is directly tied to one’s recognition of one’s meaning and purpose. This correlates into a need to serve others … in a move away from a cognitive approach to a moral development called moral authority.
Do you have a healthy identity? Meaning vs. purpose … the what vs. why.
Add moral authority. This is observable and relentless. It is lawful alignment. Accepting years of wisdom over minutes of emotionally clouded judgment. Walking the walk.
Honor vs. judgmental
Obedience vs. reactionary
Judgment vs. resentful
Recognition of a person’s influence by their efforts to demonstrate personal commitment to follow through objectively with the fullest extent of reason creating right conduct. Belief, information and action.
Optimism: a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable outcome which in turn creates hopefulness. This correlates into a service mindset.
Trust (unity) plus hope (bond). Trust involves acceptance (creates safe environment), agreement (promotes supportive environment) and alignment (establishes strength in numbers). Hope is about attraction, affection and attachment. This deals with emotional state, courting state and a shared state.
Civil courage: a choice to stand up for something right/just and a willingness to recognize and confront issues/tasks in the face of popular opposition/discouragement as well as personal loss. With this display of moral courage comes possible negative social consequences which require one not to react to such attacks.
This is when you have a spark, get through the honeymoon phase and end up together in the end. Don’t engage in arguments that only make the situation worse.
It is like the old military story that says, “Where am I, where’s my buddy and where’s the enemy?” If you can’t answer that, you might be in trouble.
“Don’t sweat it and don’t stir it.” Andy Albright
Civil Courage: Mercy plus Grace
Mercy (sympathy) leads to merited compassion toward lawbreakers and sinners. Too many people think God is not giving them what they deserve in terms of punishment of what is derived out of pity.
Grace (empathy) is about unmerited favor from God. This happens when you are devoted toward the befitting. God giving us what we do not deserve. Blessings!
Dr. Cornell West talks about having the civil courage to stand up and do something about things that are wrong even when it is not popular.
When courtesy meets devotion. Satisfaction meets going the extra mile.
Service-minded people get up every day looking forward to helping people and finding solutions.
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