by Charles R. Swindoll
A good name is to be
more desired than great wealth,
favor is better than silver and gold.
Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to shrugging off lapses in moral character, manifested in secretive and deceptive lifestyles.
We are frequently told that trying to find people who value honesty and model responsibility, who promote fairness, accountability, loyalty, respect for others, and who hold to strong, upright convictions is not at all realistic.
"Such people don't exist . . . we need to stop requiring personal purity," we are told. Or, as one air-headed soul said during one recent presidential campaign, "We're voting for president, not pope."
To such an analogy, I reply "Nonsense!" That kind of logic (or rather, lack of logic) gives me the jitters.
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