I was in a group of people once, long ago, who were posed a question...
"What would you want to be remembered as, in one word." I may have changed the exact wording, maybe it was "What one word would you have define you..."
Well, whatever it was, when it came to be my turn to answer, I did not hesitate.
My answer was "Wise".
That question has haunted me throughout the years since then. I am not satisfied with my answer. I do value wisdom highly and I search and ask and long for it. I even made a chart of all the verses containing "Wise" and "Foolish" in the Proverbs... quite fascinating. Must finish that!
But, sometime in the last couple of years, I decided to change my answer.
If asked that again, I would most definitely answer "Loving".
Yes, and also "Gracious".
Those two words have become very important to me, maybe because I see a lack of those in myself. I would sure love to be thought of as wise, but that can maybe carry a hint of pride in it. I could be very wise and yet, not have love or grace toward others.
What would your answer be? Do tell!