How Do You Measure a Man?

May 13, 2009 — 3 Comments

Here’s a pretty good plumb line:

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stand at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King Jr.

3 responses to How Do You Measure a Man?

  1. The quote from M. L. King is so true! It’s also the ultimate measure of a leader.
    Pascal

  2. I like the one about telling the worth of a man by looking in the eyes of his wife. Not sure who said it, but they said it better than me. Think it says a lot. Wonder how Mrs. King’s eyes looked. Great leader, poor husband. Can you be both?

  3. Judy,
    As a wife myself, I’m probably biased…but I love your quote.
    Yes, I think you CAN be a great leader and a poor husband.
    But do you WANT to be?
    A husband laying down his life for his wife is a picture of Christ laying down his life for his church. A man who disrespects or disregards his wife is misrepresenting Christ to the world.
    Personally, I have found it very difficult to work for men who do not honor their wives. I believe how men treat their wives is a usually a telling indicator of their views of women overall…and so I feel that as I interact with them.
    This will be a great topic to discuss with my own (amazing!) husband tonight. I would love to hear what other men think about this, too.

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