'Healthy and wholesome relationships begin with respect for myself and others. Who am I? I am fully human, made in the image of God, full of potentiality for good and for making the world a better place to live in. My relationships will be built on respect.' ~Martin Tierney
Respect is perhaps a word we take for granted a lot of the time. It embraces every aspect of our lives. Respect is part of family life, of work, of sport and is at the heart of every relationship. A life built without respect rapidly disintegrates into something coarse, vulgar, dark and without meaning or direction. The Church at the moment has lost much respect due to its own bankrupt credibility. Other institutions such as banks and the political world have also lost respect. But it doesn't mean we have to loose sight of what's really important. Respect of much more real significance takes place with ourselves. I have to first respect myself, believe in myself and know that I have so much to offer. This is the most important first step and the one that God encourages and invites us to take each moment of every day.