Traditions associated with culture are part of any denomination or religion that are acceptable to the people believing in them. In this context, beliefs and practices related to Christianity are collections of Christian traditions. In most cases, churches manifest and spread beliefs and practices concerning forms of worship that have gradually developed over the years. Further, traditional Christian practices involve historical teachings about ancient believers. This paper will emphasize the moral reflection of these traditions, their weaknesses and strengths, and high-performance ethics evaluation at large.
It is undisputed that Christmas is a traditional annual celebration day for the Christians. The true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus and support a peaceful environment during this day. Despite technically celebrating the birth of Jesus, most individuals forget that it is a holy day and engage in party activities, which is more likely to manifest secular tendencies. These individuals degrade and humiliate the roles and traditions of Christianity, creating a bad moral reflection and making the holiday lose its meaning, hence displaying a weakness associated with Christian traditions.
On the contrary, traditional roles involve the art of faith. Faith is the loyalty to the Supreme Being, which is God. The real faith shows that a person has a role or an obligation to God and serves Him according to one’s capabilities. It is the essence of morality among Christians. The moral reflection concerning faith in this context is to help individuals to convert to a disciplined life, upholding the belief in Christ’s virtue. Additionally, the moral perception of divine revelation involves someone’s conscience that can be reformed through a faith-based practice. Particularly, sacred scriptures play a significant role in instilling faith in people’s souls, highlighting the power of Jesus Christ and God. Scriptures also instill virtue ethics that underlines one’s character. The impact associated with Christian traditions, such as playing songs and hymns and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, always brings the Christians together to share their views and faith. Psalms and hymns praising the Lord create hope in every individual that the blood of Jesus lives in them.
High-performance ethics entail the virtuous way of life. Ethics and high performance relate in a manner likely to suggest that one is doing well (Wilkens 18). For instance, ethics conveys the essence of a good leader, and the leader’s ethical traits can be seen in his or her performance. The foundations of high-performance ethics are ideologies derived from principles that apply them to human activities. The moral values in this context would incorporate knowledge, wisdom, confidence, humility, and humanity. They portray the nature of a real leader in contemporary society. Future moral decision-making encompasses the capacity to employ the knowledge and wisdom to tackle issues affecting the leader’s citizens or followers. The decisions one makes should also be achieved confidently while making the right judgment (Cantrell and Lucas 12).
Christian traditions would play an important role in spearheading high-performance ethics in terms of promoting faith-based activities in churches, embracing ancient books of wisdom, and performing traditional practices that bring a community together. Therefore, recommending the guidance of a Christian tradition in high-performance ethics would be of a higher good, especially in faith-based society. Wisdom acquired from the ancient scriptures of Christianity teaches leaders and community members honesty and integrity. Consequently, traditional practices, such as Easter, create a passion for life and instill in humans the confidence to achieve what they want. On the other hand, faith-based activities highlight humanity and humility that help people to obtain self-control and know that other people within a community can improve their lives (Cantrell and Lucas 15).
It is essential for humans to embrace Christian traditions because they promote the belief in a better future. They showcase the importance of specific dates that need to be celebrated concerning the traditional practices. Christian roles are knowledge-based and parallel to high-performance ethics since they are in a position of achieving the greater good for individuals. Despite the weaknesses, the impact of Christian traditions, roles, and high-performance ethics is immense. The biggest impact is that high-performance ethics, through humility and wisdom, helps to display honesty and integrity of individuals and their leaders.
Cantrell, Wes, and James R. Lucas. High-Performance Ethics: 10 Timeless Principles for Next-Generation Leadership. Tyndale House Publishers, 2007.
Wilkens, Steve. Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics: An Introduction to Theories of Right and Wrong. Intervarsity Press, 2011.