Professional Letter

December 13, 2004


Through the article that you gave me, I have read and understood the important facts. The two

most interesting information that I noticed were uprightness and expectations as well as honesty.

“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have: for he himself has said, I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.” Christians think that the world may revolve around money and that money will bring happiness to the family or to themselves because they can get whatever they want. Being successful doesn’t say anything about one’s relationship with God. God gave every individual talent and he wants us to discover it. If we fail at mastering our talents, that doesn’t mean God loves us any less. Several people have two/three jobs or they just work late. By doing this they end up being tired at the end of the day and since they have no more energy left they forget their family and friends. Working longer hours to get money will effect relationships among individuals. Next thing you know you’re not talking to any of your friends and you start to forget about your family and how you spend holidays with them. Mainly you’ll forget God, and what Gods plans are for you. One day you’ll look back and think that your life has no purpose at all. Over commitment to work isn’t Christian like. When someone’s mind is constantly thinking of work they are living in fear. “Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is that God's love and beauty are all around us, every day, if only we would take the time to look up and see them.” (Matthias, Correction Weblog, 11-01-03)

Honesty builds trust and kindness builds love. I found these facts important. Business persons should be expected to refrain from deceiving, and misrepresenting. For instance, a clothing store company may deceive some individuals who may look wealthy and charge them more. If a lie is told by a company or by anyone the truth will somehow arise. After the truth has been heard, what goes around comes around. From the example I mentioned earlier, the business will lose its customers because that one customer can tell her friends, then her friends can spread the word around. Moreover, employees deceive by stealing from the store. My father owns a business and he had hired a woman who he thought he can trust. This woman whom my father had trusted and had treated with respect as an employee has deceived my father by stealing money from the company. As a result she has lost her job at my fathers and she cannot work at any other store in the mall where my fathers store is. It is possible to fail in many ways, while to succeed is possible only in one way, through faith.