What do the feats of gymnastics have to do with honor and integrity?
All too often many of us confuse the call to honor with never making a mistake, never failing. To have honor is never easy. To be perfect is impossible.
The true challenge is to ask: "Are we committed to asking ourselves the right questions?"
An athlete's training can teach us about the vigilance of honor, perhaps none more so than the gymnast's struggle for perfection.
For every perfectly balanced move we witness on the bars or rings, the gymnast has fallen a thousand times, lost focus, lost concentration, grew tired and failed.
The call to honor is one that must be continually renewed by challenging ourselves, evaluating our attitudes and decisions and asking the hard questions that penetrate our heart and soul.