Who Do You Trust?

That is a common question and a very good one. If you based it upon the ethics of the person, chances are that you would choose a nurse. According to an article in the USA Today.

The annual USA TODAY/Gallup Poll measuring honesty and ethics among 23 occupations puts nurses at the top of the list for the sixth straight year. More than five out of six Americans — 84% — say standards for nurses are “high” or “very high,” the second-highest rating for any occupation since Gallup started asking the question in 1976. (Firefighters scored the highest ever, 90%, in December 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.) Each year Gallup measures honesty and ethics for 14 newsworthy occupations. Additional occupations are included on a rotating basis.

Here is the break down…

And then the list with the “Very High” and “High” added together…

I do not find it surprising at all that Clergy is not the top rated, which is a very sad state of affairs for pastors. There was a day and age in this country when saying that you were a pastor meant something. Now all it means to a lot of people is “how much money do you want me to give”.

It is about time that pastors take the high road and do what we can to once again see that people in this nation view us as the most ethical in the nation. The challenge is there, are you ready to go for it?

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Kim, father to Hannah & Caleb, and the connections pastor at The River Church. The thoughts expressed here are my own and not The River Church's.

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