October 2008

“Honesty,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, 33


Be honest with yourself, others, and the Lord. Do not rationalize that dishonesty is right.

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. …

“Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else. …

“Stealing is all too common throughout the world. … Stealing takes many forms, including shoplifting; taking cars, stereos, CD players, video games, and other items that belong to someone else; stealing time, money, and merchandise from employers; … or borrowing without any intention of repayment. No one has ever gained anything of value by theft. …

“The stealing of anything is unworthy of a priesthood holder.”

President James E. Faust (1920–2007), Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “Honesty—a Moral Compass,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 41–42, 43.