Take the Low Seat

Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. (Proverbs 25:6-7)

I think social media has rewired our brains for megalomania. If you don't know what megalomania is, here is Merriam-Webster's definition: 

a delusional mental illness that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur

Your Secrets Will Be Shouted From Rooftops

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. (Luke 12:2-3)

Being a person with integrity doesn't just mean you're a good person. No, if a person has integrity it means they are integrated - hence the word. Their mind, body, and spirit are intertwined together into a coherent personhood. They know who they are, and they are that person.

This means a person of integrity isn't one person when playing poker with the boys and another at preschool drop off with their daughter. This means what they have to say to you they would say to your face, not to someone else and not to a computer screen. A person of integrity should have relatively consistent behavior and you should know where you stand with them. They are not twenty different people nor are they unsure as to who they are at all, so while they may not be perfect saints they are surely consistent.

Why I Love Merica

For all her issues, I love Merica.

She isn't backwards or stupid or unsophisticated, she's just young. The rest of the world sometimes snubs its nose and calls us naive, but that naïveté is what makes room for big dreams and big risks. 

I love Merica because a black man and a business man can both be presidents.