“Broke Clock Syndrome: Integrity”

“Broke Clock Syndrome: Integrity”

There is an old saying, “even a broke clock is right twice a day.” The broke clock may appear to be right at a given moment but ultimately cannot be trusted for the actual time. The Sacred Six value of integrity calls us to do more than just the right thing at a given moment in time but to be the right person through it all. Otherwise, we may just suffer from the “broke clock syndrome.”

Integrity is the inner virtuous working of our character, motivation and knowledge that manifests itself consistently in our words and deeds.

Our integrity is especially expressed when we are under the pressure of deadlines, conflict, and stress. Our circumstances do not necessarily dictate our response but only serve to reveal what is really working within us. The poet T. S. Eliot wrote, “The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.”

So, don’t just do the right thing be the right person. Be a working clock worth trusting.

Chaplain Laws Rushing
Director of Spiritual Care
Nashville Community Care and Rehabilitation at Bordeaux
Nashville Community Care and Rehabilitation

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