Sunday, May 15, 2005

Episcopal bishop: controller acknowledges embezzling funds - Times Picayune

A common story of human frailty:

Selwa Perry told Jenkins about the embezzlement last week as the diocese was in the middle of an audit, Jenkins said.

Perry is married to the Rev. Canon Rex Perry, who is Jenkins' right hand in administering the diocese. She told Jenkins that her husband had no idea what she was doing and the bishop said he believes her.
The principal in this case bears the ultimate responsibility. The principal in this case is the bishop. Under no circumstances should your controller be married to your chief administrator even if one of them is ordained. The bishop has let down the diocese. Just because we're God's people doesn't mean we should ignore prudent business practices.

Trust in God, but tie up your camel first. You can look it up.

1 comment:

EclectEcon said...

From the Islam Economics link in your posting:

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him once asked a Bedouin who had left his camel untied, "Why do not tie your camel?" the Bedouin answered, " I put my trust in God" the prophet then said, "tie up your camel first then put your trust in God". This conversation depicts not only how should Muslims accept their fate but it also indicates how do Muslims reduce the risk of loss and calamities.

I.e., "God helps those who help themselves," but I don't remember the source of this quote.