Dignity is easier to recognize than define. Definitions from dictionaries include words like reserve, seriousness, appearance, honoured, etc.
I prefer to be dignified to undignified, I’m willing to guess I’m not alone in this, but what if my definition of “dignified” is to narrow to contain some dignified behaviour?
Is it possible to wrestle around on the floor with a toddler or a puppy and still be dignified? My younger self would say a resounding, “No!” but I am no longer sure. Dignity is not like a balloon and once it is popped it is gone forever. Moreover, dignity is contextual not static.
The sermon today is about two kings in the Bible–David and Herod–and their differing approaches to what it means to be dignified and to behave in a dignified manner. Give it a listen and let me know if I got near what you think.