Church with Integrity

Church with Integrity

Sunday, August 2, 2015
| Ephesians 4:1-16

A well-known restaurant chain known for its burritos insists on serving up food with integrity.

The restaurant Chipotle pulled its pulled pork.

Off the menu, that is. Chipotle stopped serving pork at a third of its restaurants because one of its suppliers violated animal-welfare standards.

Chipotle promises that it serves "food with integrity," and this means that if a supplier doesn't treat its pigs according to Chipotle's ethical standards, then the restaurant will not use its pork. A spokesman for Chipotle says that the decision was "rooted in our unwillingness to compromise our standards where animal welfare is concerned."

In the highly competitive fast-food business, you have to respect a company that will not compromise its standards to make a buck. Pulling pork from the menu is going to cost Chipotle a ton of money. But the company has grown because customers really do prefer food with integrity.

Integrity is not about what we say    

What's true for Chipotle is true for the church.

"There is one body and one Spirit," writes the apostle Paul to the...

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