Tiger Woods and Billy Graham

We all know what’s happening with Tiger Woods.  If you’re like me, you’re disappointed, but not surprised.  Men of  character and integrity are hard to find.  Which is why a man like Billy Graham seems so rare.  The way I understand it, Billy Graham made a decision EARLY in life to never be alone in the same place with any woman besides his wife.  He didn’t want to leave any room for temptation or for accusations.  Which is why, like yesterday, that everytime I get on an elevator, I think of Graham.  I heard once that if Graham was on the elevator by himself, and a woman got in the elevator, he got out and waited for the next opportunity in order to guard himself against temptation and accusation.  May all of us men (and women) strive to have such character and integrity and live lives above reproach.  (And let’s also be willing to have grace and forgive when we and others fail in our attempts.)

“…he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most men do.” Nehemiah 7:2

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About mikewindley

Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.
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One Response to Tiger Woods and Billy Graham

  1. Jenn Joshua says:

    I love that Billy Graham story! And what a great comparison to draw. There really are so few men of integrity left in this world.

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