Michael R. Bartley

Good people are good because they…”

I think that is a funny way to begin a statement. However, good people are good precisely because goodness is what they were created to be. It might be just as interesting to suggest that bad people are good because. . . .. That is, who determines the narrative, who tells the story. If the gift that we receive is a definition of ourselves does goodness come because of how we receive the gift— I think not— goodness is the essence of the gift—- our reception of it doesn’t define anything more than our character but not our essence.