THE DEATH OF INTEGRITY, BIRTH OF HOPE
It is eight days before the presidential elections and it is politics as usual. A recording of Senator Obama (who has repeatedly said that he would support the Constitution of the United States) has been revealed where he states that that he believes the Constitution, is in fact, “fundamentally flawed.” Oh yeah, and that $250,000 taxation threshold he promised, was lowered to $200,000 this weekend.
Senator McCain, who would cut earmarks and “name names” voted for the bailout bill loaded with earmarks. Maybe he just wanted to hear his name named! It seems that integrity and truth-telling in general is passe. Let’s be honest; it is dead and most people know it. Most Americans expect lies. It is part of the package that comes along with humanity. Most people just learn to work within the system.
And that gives me hope. What? Has he lost his mind? Lies bring hope? Yeah, in sort of a twisted way, it gives those who name the name of Christ an unique opportunity. What happens when someone, who is used to seeing a lack of integrity, meets someone with integrity? First, strange looks. Then maybe, just maybe, something more.
That ‘more’ is the hope that there still is light in the world. That good exists. They won’t understand it is Jesus, but people are drawn to light. We just need to point they way. Integrity shines bright in a world of lies. May you and I live a life of integrity, it may be the only light people see.
Originnally posted OCTOBER 27, 2008