Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

“We typically think of integrity as the ability to resist temptation by resolve.  And that’s a good thing; self-discipline is a good thing.  But there is another level of integrity, the kind where you don’t even want the seduction that is being presented to you.  Goodness runs so deep, so pervasive through your character and your being that you don’t even want it.”  ~Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge (128)

Honesty is telling the truth—in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is conforming reality to our words—in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations. This requires an integrated character, a oneness, primarily with self but also with life.”  ~The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey (195–196)

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