Respected teachers and dear friends,
Good morning to one and all.
Wisdom in life is about building on rock rather than on sand.
If you want others to hold you in high esteem and you want to influence people in a positive way, building a good character should be a high priority.
First and foremost,
honesty and integrity should be the bedrock on which you build character.
A man of truth is bold as a lion and lives above fear for he has got nothing to hide as he walks in the light.
character is built by a positive attitude.
Your faith is what helps you triumph over negative circumstances as you trust God to make all things work together for good.
character is built upon the sacrifice one makes to make this world a better place.
When you do deeds of care and compassion, your lives will shine its brilliance long after your work is done.
Yes, let me conclude
by saying that reading, culture, education and technology fails if it does not contribute to building character.
Today, the world is not in need of persons with more money, mind and muscle power; but it needs men and women of excellence and character.
Hope young friends that you will answer this call and leave your names etched on rock.
“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognised by its own fruit” – Jesus Christ
“The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of a man. This is true. What a man is, survives him. It can never be buried.”
— J.R. Miller