Friday, January 18, 2008


A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went p.

The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

This is pretty humorous because we can see the truth in it in ourselves and in others we know. We all have told a "white lie" or "stretched the truth" before. So what's the big deal?

One of the core traits that most people look for in a leader is honesty and integrity. In a survey run by Ajilon Professional Staffing, they discovered that honesty and integrity were far ahead of any other traits desired in a leader.

I have heard it said that one way to describe integrity is who you are when no one is looking. So how is your integrity?


Rick said...

Great post, as par for your blog, Jim! Great topic and... as for me, thanks to awesome Christian brothers like yourself, as God has so provisionally put into my life, and the work that He has done in me, I am happy to say that the integrity level keeps moving up the scale. A far cry from where it used to be! "I'm not where I need to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be." Joyce Meyer

Thanks for the awesome wisdom and thoughts you provide here my friend. Blessings, bro.

Love ya!

Jim Lange said...

Thanks Rick!

The feelings are mutual!