A promise is a declaration of assurance that one will do something. A promise is like an oath, or a vow. How many people take a promise seriously? How many people think it is something to say to hear the dirt on another person? The character by Dr. Suess, Horton the elephant said, ” I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!” Being faithful is what we are meant to do when we make a promise.
I have made many promises in my lifetime but the ones that were the most serious I professed in front of others. I promised my husband with vows of marriage. I vowed that I would raise my children in the faith at their baptisms. These are promises that will last a lifetime. What does a promise mean to you? What type of promises have you made? Have you kept those promises?