As the sales trip ended, Jim found his team writing furiously in the hotel lounge. “We’re totaling meal expenses,” Bob said. That confused Jim. “But our clients paid for the meals,” he said. Someone piped up: “The office doesn’t know that. Just submit and get reimbursed. I call it a well-earned bonus.”
“Well, I call it stealing,” Jim said.
That annoyed Bob. “Come on! Bum out on this, and we’re all exposed,” he said. Jim’s co-workers looked at him with hard faces—and Jim felt their disdain like a cold wind.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. In Romans 2:21, Paul says, “You tell others not to steal—but do you steal?” How do you answer that…in the high calling of our daily work.