Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #18 Morality…


Henry David Thoreau said, Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. I’ve lived long enough to see how morality shifts. Ozzy and Harriet and counterpoint Dobie Gilles are faint echos of a so called modern American media. Single beds for married couples and Beatnik iconoclasts seem mild compared the likes of Charlie Sheen, Rosie O’Donnell, and Kim Kardashian. What is morality and what are we to “aim” at if Thoreau’s encouragement is right?


You see morals change. It is inevitable. They shift like sand. Morals are an echo of something much more dependable within the human spirit created by God. Proverbs 21:3 says, The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices. Morality falls within the realm of “sacrifices”. What is right is built on an ethic of wanting others to do well. This has greater import than amassing our own wealth and prestige. I want YOU to succeed. Morality is concerned about a standard of behavior but there is no law against  helping others to succeed for in doing so we succeed and exceed a moral standard – we aim higher.

It is not my hope that you just live in the world today and keep your nose clean – living by some shifting “moral code.” My hope is that you would help others around you to succeed and thrive – to rise above mere survival. We by nature strive for a higher standard when we want others to succeed. We lift ourselves up when we lift others up. We make the world a better place when we behave in a way that does not degrade but improves the lives of others. It is an unselfish act that goes against our very nature but it rises above changeable morality to a more sublime nature of humanity.

About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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