In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher)

We like to give honor where honor is due. So we honor people whose character qualities we admire. But, it’s the demonstration of those qualities—the lived-out virtues of character that we celebrate. The key, in Aristotle’s words, is “show … in action.” It’s not what one says about himself but what is seen in the way he lives his life that earns respect and honor.

[There will be] glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good (Romans 2:9).