In 1900, the Daughters of the American Revolution elected social reformer Jane Addams
to honorary membership. But Addams's antiwar stance during World War I and her insistence
that even subversives had a right to trial by due process caused them to expel her. She
commented that she had thought her election to the DAR was for life, but now knew it was
for good behavior.
Today in the Word, March 26, 1993.
Keith Hernandez is one of baseball's top players. He is a lifetime .300 hitter who has
won numerous Golden Glove awards for excellence in fielding. He's won a batting
championship for having the highest average, the Most Valuable Player award in his league,
and even the World Series. Yet with all his accomplishments, he has missed out on
something crucially important to him -- his father's acceptance and recognition that what
he has accomplished is valuable. Listen to what he had to say in a very candid interview
about his relationship with his father: "One day Keith asked his father, 'Dad, I have
a lifetime 300 batting average. What more do you want?' His father replied, 'But someday
you're going to look back and say, "I could have done more."'"
Gary Smalley & John Trent, Ph.D., The Gift of
Honor, p. 116.