Chaplain (Col.) Kelly Moore, the featured speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast observance here Feb. 28, discusses how faith plays a role in behavior. He cited research that indicates people of faith have a higher propensity for positive characteristics like grit, optimism, resilience, commitment and forgiveness, a key building block of relationships. “Faith gives you a lens to interpret life,” Moore observed. “A spiritual core is a place in the world that says ‘I’m connected.’ Without it, you’re ultimately alone.” The chaplain noted how things that are broken in the military and in society – sexual assault, suicide, hostile relationship, etc. – can’t be resolved by cognitive training alone. “We need to instill the faith that will produce perseverance, optimism and forgiveness. … I urge you to nurture, to kindle, that fire of faith.” Moore is the TRADOC command chaplain at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.