Attitude

Dear Attitude Adjusters,

Dr. Jack Stark who has served as a mentor for me recommended years ago that I study Viktor Frankl. That advice has proven to be some of the best I was ever given.  Frankl died about 20 years ago. He survived a Nazi death camp and lived to write about it in his wonderful book “Mans Search for Meaning.” Frankl found that, even amid the horrors of a Nazi prison camp, when all freedom was taken away, there were some prisoners who remained strangely, resolutely free. He wrote:

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offered sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms –to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstances-- to choose one way.” ~Viktor Frankl

How is your attitude? May God bless you with the strength of courage to claim your attitude in all circumstances. 

For further reflection: See how Christ did not allow the religious establishment to sway his attitude of love for those deemed less desirable. Read Matt 11:19 and Luke 7:36-50.

Prayers: For the poor, those who mourn, leadership and followership , and for our attitudes.

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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