The Humble General Avoided a Melee or a Meltdown

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things,” reads Philippians 4:8 in the New Testament.

And our culture says, “Whatever is sketchy, sleazy, sensationalist, snarky, sarcastic — if anything is scandalous or attracts derision — focus on such things.”

Or at least sometimes it feels like that’s the emphasis.

So I love it when I read stories about people doing praiseworthy or admirable things.  Here’s one:

Whoops!  Top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett mistook a four-star general for a waiter and ordered a glass of wine from him at the annual Alfalfa Club dinner last week.  CNN on Sunday ID’d the officer as Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli after a Daily Caller story described the incident without naming him; the general told CNN no hard feelings, it coulda happened to anyone: “She was sitting, I was standing and walking behind her and all she saw were the two stripes on my pants which were almost identical to the waiter’s pants.” Oh, and he did bring her that glass of wine.

General Chiarelli is my hero.

To not do the “Do you know who I am?” and to do the “I care how you feel.”  Rare.  Beautiful.  Noble. Admirable. Praiseworthy.

~ by Cary on February 8, 2011.

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