Nobility Obliges

By Linda Tancs

The phrase “noblesse oblige” means “nobility obliges.” It’s a principle commonly extended to those of royal and noble birth, expressing their obligation to act nobly and responsibly toward others. If you aren’t in that category, don’t count yourself out. Through baptism, we become part of God’s royal household, made in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). We’re all sons and daughters of the King (2 Corinthians 6:18). That means we’re all noble in the highest sense; the principle of noblesse oblige applies to all of us, not just those with crowns, medals or tiaras.

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