As human beings and therefore imperfect people—i.e. sinners—none of us can walk with a completely blameless heart. I certainly can’t. But I can strive to be a person of integrity: to live the faith I profess and to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in the spirit of St. Francis.
These first verses of Psalm 101 give me some practical ways to be a person of integrity: be careful of what I watch and read; guard my tongue against slander (or even gossip for that matter), and cultivate the virtue of humility.
There’s obviously a lot more than that. But custody of my eyes, tongues, hearts and minds is a good start.—JC