Rev. 3: 1 “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”
Reputation had superseded this church’s character/substance of who they were. It is better to have substance of integrity and character than a reputation that is hollow. Resilient character is better than reputation!
“Character is who you are when you’re all alone!” Let us be authentic, first with ourselves as well as with God and others.
Even in the absence of integrity in whatever social construct we find ourselves in, there are those who are and continue to walk in integrity, with strong character.
May we be among those that have resilient character even in the midst of cultural upheaval!