DECEMBER 2, 1981
“How long is it since you’ve heard the word ‘reputation’? So few people are concerned any more with their reputation. There is no period in History that says the reputation of an individual is unimportant. The reputation of an individual bespeaks many things about their way of life, their values and their standards, their moral integrity, their dignity, how they handle their profession, what kind of a parent they are, how they have been graded scholastically, their sense of humor, their aggressiveness, their boldness, their personality, their habits, their loyalty, their economic standing, their laxness, their manners, the way they dress, what type of entertainment they enjoy, and so on, and so on.
A person’s reputation is based on many things, and a person’s religious beliefs are intertwined with everything else they are or they do when their reputation is up for discussion.
It is time that people begin to look at what their reputation will be recorded as by biased people, by unbiased people, by liberal thinking people, or conservative people. Tonight would be a good time to ask one’s self how you would describe your reputation.”