word for today

Character

You’ve no doubt heard the quote by John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, The true test of a man’s character is what he does when nobody’s watching. Having good character practically guarantees a good reputation, which is really what everyone wants if they’re honest. Just to confirm: Your character is what you really are, and your reputation is who people think you are. If your character, the inside, is good, your reputation, the outside, will be good. The two go hand-in-hand. In that order. Building your reputation without the good character to support it is like building a house on a cracked foundation. Before long, the house will start to crumble. (Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. …For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. Matthew 23:26-27; A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Matthew 7:18)

Suzanne Sommerville

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Christ-follower, daughter, mom, Mimi to 6 grandchildren, teacher, writer, and musician

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