Friday, April 07, 2006


Our integrity is such an important aspect of our character. Recently I was talking with someone who was telling me how the woman in charge of the Human Resource Dept. at their corporation resigned and left her position without reimbursing a number of the employees for travel expenses. She, or course, was the only one with the authority to issue those reimbursments and she had made no provisions for someone else to take care of that part of her job. That left a number of the employess in temporary financial difficulties. She had total disregard for the bind she was putting her fellow employees in.

The Bible teaches us, as Christians, to put the needs of others above our own. Often, when we are in a situation like this H.R. director, we think only of ourselves, but that ought not be. A person of integrity would never have left so many people hanging and hurting. Christians need to be true to their word even when they see no benefit to themselves, remembering that others are depending on them. Remember the teachings of our Lord, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Dana Burk

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