PlusPortals Church St. Theresa Catholic School

Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, established in 1925

Virtue of the Month

Integrity refers to the quality of being honest, adhering to strong principles and values. Integrity is the most important life skill because it is composed of many other powerful virtues like patience, honesty, responsibility, dependability, accountability, and caring, to name a few. Integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

How can we show integrity every day?

  • Stick to your values and always make good choices
  • Always follow the rules even if others are not directly looking at you
  • Show respect for people’s opinion even if you don’t agree
  • Always use nice words when talking to others
  • Remind friends of the rules in a nice way
  • Help without expecting anything in return
  • Treat everyone with kindness
  • Follow through with your commitments
  • Always say the truth
  • Follow the Commandments and do what is morally correct or Christ-like
  • Ask yourself: “What would Jesus do?”

In class:

  • Look for readings in the bible and discuss how Jesus is the perfect example of integrity
  • In your journal write about the ways people in your life or characters of a book you are reading demonstrate integrity
  • Discuss in class a time when you had the courage to show integrity, especially when it was not easy or popular.
  • Watch and discuss: The Empty Pot on YouTube

Discuss how these Bible Passages are an example of Integrity

Proverbs 2:6-8 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.

Proverbs 2:20-21 So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it …

Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall. Psalm 7:8 The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.