Be Not Deceptive
There was once a man who sold rabbit pies. He had a significant business and produced a large number of pies. At some point people became suspicious that the pies included horse meat. A false advertising charge was made. He initially denied that the pies contained horse meat, but upon questioning admitted that “yes, there was a little horse meat.” Upon further interrogation he finally acknowledged that the pies were half horse and half rabbit. When asked what he meant by half horse and half rabbit, he said one horse and one rabbit.
Sometimes we advocate great causes, pledge to improve the world, and portray charitable characteristics as ways to cover our own blemishes. Be careful that we stay true to ourselves, less we offer horse portions of pie to those around us.
Likewise, seek to align your efforts with causes that truly deserve your support. It may take time and you may discover that there are fewer organizations than you originally thought, but a slice of rabbit pie is much more satisfying than 10 horse platters.