At St Matthew’s we focus on a virtue each week. Our aim is to introduce or remind all about the virtue. We aim to ‘keep a light touch’ with living our virtues. To use a gardening metaphor we plant, tend, water and nourish the virtues in each other. We aim to discuss the week’s virtue, use it as a prayer focus, recognise it in each other – all without over doing it. There is no surer way of turning people off than ramming to death or over killing an idea with too much enthusiasm. A key is moderation and we call this keeping a light touch.
This week our virtue is reliability.
Reliability means that others can depend on you to keep your commitments. Reliability is doing something that you have agreed to do in a predictable way, without forgetting or having to be reminded. When you practice reliability you really care about doing what you said you would do. Other people can relax knowing it is in your reliable hands.