Definition: worthy of merit; creditable

Derivation: Latin, “to serve well or zealously”

• Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. — Aristotle (384-322 bc) Greek philosopher
• When someone saves your life and gives you life, there’s gratitude, humility. There’s a time you’ve been so blessed you realize you’ve been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn’t deserve. — George Allen “Pat” Summerall (1930-2013) American sportscaster

Comment: Since God loves each of us with an Absolute affection, we should at least try to grow our love for ourselves and other as much as we can.