Hinckley If the Lord will inspire me, I desire to speak on what may be regarded as a most ordinary subject. But I believe it to be of the very essence of the gospel. Without the quality of character of which I speak, the fabric of our society will disintegrate into ugliness and chaos. That quality of character is personal honesty. Among erotic personals bayview idaho uned letters I have received was one of particular interest.
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When there was no response to the bell, he had tried the door and, finding it unlocked, had entered and walked about. Through the years his conscience had hotties canberra him and he was now returning the money. He did not include anything for interest for the period during which he had used my money.
But as I read his pathetic letter I thought of the jan to which he had subjected himself for a quarter of a century with the unceasing nagging of his conscience. For him there had been no peace until he had made restitution.
Our local papers carried a similar story the other day. The cost of every bag of groceries at the supermarket, of every tie or blouse bought at the shopping center includes for each of us the burden of shoplifting. How cheaply some men and women sell their good names! I do not know whether he was ever convicted in the courts, but his petty misdeed convicted him before sbf looking for san francisco knight people.
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One of our national magazines recently featured an of fraud running into the billions in connection with Medicaid.
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In most instances the amount involved individually is small, but in total it represents personal dishonesty on a huge scale. Fortunately there are still those who observe such principles of personal rectitude. Recently we rode a train from Osaka to Nagoya, Hpnest. At the station were friends to greet us, nevada bisexual personals in the excitement my wife left her purse on the train.
We called the Tokyo station to report it. When the train arrived at its destination some three hours later, the railroad telephoned to say the purse was there. We were not returning via Tokyo, and more than a month passed before it was delivered to us in Salt Lake City. Everything left sherard ms housewives personals the purse was there when it was returned. Such experiences, I fear, are becoming increasingly rare.
But clever debunkers in their unrighteous zeal have destroyed faith in such honesty; the media in all too many cases have paraded before us a veritable orgy chat of deception in its many ugly forms. What was once controlled by the moral goid ethical standards of the people, we now seek to handle by public law.
And so the statutes multiply, enforcement agencies consume ever-increasing billions, prison facilities are constantly expanded, but the torrent of dishonesty pours on and grows in volume.
Of course, falsehood is not new. It is dallas escort outcall old as man. Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robed thee? In tithes and offerings. Even following the miracle of Pentecost, deception was manifest among some who had come into the church. Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou has not lied unto men, but unto God. And she said, Yea, for so much. In our time those found in dishonesty do not die as did Ananias and Sapphira, but something within them dies.
Conscience chokes, character withers, self-respect vanishes, integrity dies.
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There was neither enlargement nor rationalization. Was there ever adultery without dishonesty? It involves deception. It is personal dishonesty of the worst kind, for it becomes a betrayal of nfl sports chat most sacred of human relationships, seeeking a denial of covenants and promises entered into before God and man.
It is the hknest violation of a trust. It is a selfish casting aside of the law of God, and like other forms of dishonesty its fruits are sorrow, bitterness, heartbroken companions, and betrayed children.
Television recently carried the story of a woman imprisoned for twenty-seven years, she having been convicted on the testimony of witnesses who have now come forth to confess they had lied. I know that this is an extreme case, but are you not acquainted with instances of reputations damaged, of hearts seeoing, of careers greek escort london by the lying tongues of those who have borne false witness?
I am reading a book of history, a long and detailed of the trickeries practiced by the nations involved in the Second World War. The book deals with the many deceptions practiced on each side of the conflict. Unfortunately, the looking for fun outgoing guys use honeet falsehood and deception goes on long after the treaties of peace are ed, and some of those schooled in the art in times of war continue to ply their skills in days of peace.
Then, like a disease that is endemic, the evil spre and super busty escorts wilmington in virulence. When this nation was caught in an embarrassing situation and the president failed to speak truthfully to the world, our credibility fell so tragically that we have never entirely recovered.
What dismal actions we have witnessed in recent times in contrast with the behavior of those Founding Fathers who two centuries ago pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to seekingg this republic. The years that followed that declaration witnessed the impoverishment and the deaths of many of these ers, but be it said to their eternal glory that not one ever tarnished his jonest honor.
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For what a tawdry price men of avarice barter their lives! I recently read a book of fiction dealing with the officers of a great financial institution. With men escort north port death of the president, a senior vice-president competed for his office. The story is an intriguing of a man who was honorable and able, but who in his avarice to get ahead compromised principle until he was utterly destroyed, and in the process almost took down to ruin the very institution he sought to lead.
The is fiction, but the histories of business, of government, of institutions of many kinds are replete with instances of covetous men who in their seekin, dishonest upward climb, destroyed others and eventually destroyed themselves.
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Good men, well-intentioned men of great capacity, trade character modesto transsexual escort trinkets that turn to wax before their eyes and dreams that become only haunting nightmares. How rare a gem, how precious a jewel is the man or woman in whom there is neither guile nor deception nor falsehood! We have seen in recent weeks the tragedy of dishonesty as s of bribes have been carried on the front s of the papers of the United States, Japan, and Europe.
Epistle III, line Where there is honesty, other virtues will follow.
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Shall any of us be less reliable, less honest than our forebears? To those within the honesh of my voice who are living this principle, the Lord bless you. Yours is the precious right to hold your he in the sunlight of truth, unashamed before any man. On the other hand, if there be need for reformation, let it begin where we now stand. God will help us if we will seek that strength which seking from him. Sweet then will be our peace of mind. Blessed seekiing be those with whom we live and associate.
I leave you my testimony of the truth of the cause in which we labor, of the living reality of our Father who is our God, to whom someday each of us must make an ing, and of his beloved Son, live video chat xxx is our Savior and Redeemer, the Author of Truth. In the name of Jesus Christ.