Rogelio was a good employee, nothing spectacular, but reliable, punctual, with a balanced temperament, and always ready to do a little more.
Bernardo did a good job, too, but he didn't mind taking a shortcut to finish a job, or retiring a few minutes early to tend to his personal needs.
When Mr. Jones, his supervisor, announced that they were going to promote one, Rogelio relied on his record and his reputation to win the position.
Bernardo doggedly did a corridor job by telling several of his co-workers that Rogelio had appropriated his ideas for cost reduction, had misappropriated funds and that his habit of exceeding his lunch hour was known.
He was careful, however, to begin all his remarks by saying, "This is between the two of us ..."
When Mr. Jones announced the promotion the following week that Rogelio had been promoted, he received loud applause from his co-workers.
No one was surprised, except Bernardo. After all, Rogelio's reputation had preceded him.
The same happened with Bernardo's.
The man who is not afraid of the truth has nothing to fear from lies.
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father for him."
And whatever you do, do it from the heart, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23.