What does it take to know who a person is?
In today’s fast-paced world, organizations and institutions dedicate considerable time and resources to recruit personnel, aiming to get a clear understanding of who these candidates truly are. From degree programs to job interviews, we rely on resumes, letters of recommendation, and interviews as primary tools for evaluating individuals. However, it is important to recognize that these are limited means of truly getting to know someone.
It is often easier to understand the character of virtuous people because they display consistent behavior. The good works they’ve shown or indicated in their resumes or letters are often reflected in their actions when we observe them.
Be that as it may, it is also crucial to recognize that people are dynamic and ever-changing. We are works-in-progress. The person we are and we meet today may not be the same person we encounter a year from now. As we grow and develop, our beliefs, values, and motivations can evolve.
Getting to know people is always a dance between grasping impressions and choosing to have faith in them.
John 21:1-14. And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-104: APRIL 14, 2023]