Cary is full of characters. And I mean that in a good way! Good people who care about others. People who demonstrate their faith in action. People who have hope that good will overcome evil.
Cary has characters who are worthy of having their stories told by David Brooks in his bestselling book "The Road to Character." But David can't be in every town and that's why I started writing the Faith Filter column for the Cary News.
The essays are published on the first Wednesday of the month. Many of the columns that began running in 2011 include the stories of people who live in neighboring towns of Southwest Wake County. It's been a privilege to tell the stories of people in our community who demonstrate faith. It's a joy to go into their homes and churches to talk to the people who make our North Carolina towns better places to live.
After a few months, the published columns are dropped from The Cary News online site. On a whim, I began posting the Faith Filter stories and pictures to this blog. I believe the stories that capture the heart of our community need a home. I wondered if you thought the same. You responded in a record number of hits to this page - 8,123 and counting since the first one posted on April 10.
Help spread the stories of our #roadtocharacter by putting links to this blog on Twitter with #FaithFilter.
For more on Brook's ideas about having a generous spirit with depth of character, read his recent editorial "A moral bucket list" that ran in newspapers across the country and watch his Ted Talk, "Should you live for your resume...or your eulogy" that's posted below.
If you have a character for the Faith Filter column, let me know or post the idea in the comment section below.
Liza is the Faith Filter columnist for the Cary News. Her stories of faith and lives changed by trusting in God are published about four times a year.