Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?” The Lord replied, “Who are the faithful and wise managers whom the master will put in charge of his household servants, to give them their food at the proper time? Happy are the servants whom the master finds fulfilling their responsibilities when he comes. I assure you that the master will put them in charge of all his possessions. “But suppose that these servants should say to themselves, My master is taking his time about coming. And suppose they began to beat the servants, both men and women, and to eat, drink, and get drunk. The master of those servants would come on a day when they weren’t expecting him, at a time they couldn’t predict. The master will cut them into pieces and assign them a place with the unfaithful. That servant who knew his master’s will but didn’t prepare for it or act on it will be beaten severely. The one who didn’t know the master’s will but who did things deserving punishment will be beaten only a little. Much will be demanded from everyone who has been given much, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked. (Luke 12:41-48, CEB)
Integrity is one of my favorite words. I was told by a friend once that people seem to have issues with people of integrity because they always say what they mean and mean what they say and they are always the same no matter who they are with.
People are used to people being two-faced and saying one thing to one group and something else to another group. I have always found this tedious. Plus I can’t possibly remember everything I have said. So if I always tell the truth and live by integrity then I don’t need to remember what I told someone, because it is what I would tell everyone.
We should not live one way at church and another throughout the week.
God sees everything, and everything will be revealed.
Be a person of integrity.
Loving People. Loving God.