1 Peter 2:1 ~ Get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech.
Growing up on 110th Street between Madison and Park Avenues in Spanish Harlem, Ruben Gonzalez never imagined that he’d one day become a handball and racquetball legend. Having played at the professional level for almost 40 years, with over 40 titles worldwide to date, Ruben Gonzalez, age 62, is in the top ten of his field.
In Ruben’s first ever professional tournament he reached the final. He held match point in the fifth and final game when he made a terrific “kill shot” into the front corner to win the tournament. The ball was called good and all were ready to congratulate the new champion when Ruben turned around and said that his shot had hit the floor before it reached the wall. He lost his serve and his opponent went on to win the match and the tournament.
The next issue of National Racquetball Magazine featured Ruben Gonzales on its cover. Everyone wanted to know why he did it – why would a professional sportsman disqualify himself after he had just been declared winner of match point?
Ruben simply responded saying it was simple, “It was the only thing I could do to maintain my integrity.”
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ~ Spencer Johnson ~Living with Integrity,