On Friday, I mentioned that I'll be speaking next weekend at Laity Lodge, outside of San Antonio, Texas. Here is another introduction to an article that I wrote for the Lodge's online "sister" ministry about faith and work called The High Calling.
Standing with Others Prepares Us to Stand Alone
We tell our children about the people we hope they will become (and indeed hope we are): people of courage and conviction who stand for right even before powerful authorities able to make things awfully wrong. William Wallace refused to beg for mercy from a corrupt king (as immortalized in Mel Gibson’s film Braveheart). Sir Thomas More spoke out against King Henry VIII’s flagrant disregard of Christian teaching at the cost of his own neck. We admire the few willing to lose what is dear in this world to maintain a standard from another world.
We call them people of integrity. But how do we become like them?