I’m sure you remember this concept from your pre-algegra class…if you haven’t tried to forget. It usually was some type of comparison of equations: 9(3) > 3+9
In this case, mathematics proved to have an application outside of comparing amounts. I’ve seen the symbol used in other written expressions, especially in Facebook and Twitter, to compare concepts and ideas; i.e., honesty > deceit.
The following list was a series of tweets that I posted when I was considering comparisons of things I feel we often have to choose between – determining which is the weighter, more important principle to follow. We are faced with many other choices than these on a daily basis, but I felt the list was comprehensive enough to provoke others to consider what in their lives is “greater than.”
Here is my list…
And of course the final and ultimate comparison-
He that is in me > he that is in the world.
May you always choose the “greater than” in your decisions, whether in parenting, in your career, or in your faith.