Few qualities are more highly esteemed than trustworthiness. The business man values it greatly, selecting for the carrying out of his projects those who have proved that they possess it. In every branch of successful administrative work the same is in evidence—those engaged in it are characterized by their trustworthiness. Should any fail in this; should they become untrustworthy, unreliable, is it not to be expected that they will forfeit the confidence of those to whom they are responsible, and probably cease to retain the positions they hold? Intelligence, perseverance, and patience are indispensable to every worker in whatever line of endeavor; and when to these is added trustworthiness, a combination of qualities results of the utmost value to its possessor.

Nowhere is trustworthiness more needed than in connection with church work. Can he be relied on? Is he dependable? Will he conscientiously carry out the task to which he is appointed? Will he be obedient to the rules governing his appointment, his office? Such are some of the questions which present themselves to all who are responsible for the filling of positions of trust. They certainly come to the thought of Christian Scientists when at election times they are called upon to fill church offices. For those who occupy these offices must be trustworthy—reliable, dependable, to a high degree.

Denying Detrimental Descriptions
June 4, 1938

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