_______________J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.
For many years Sam Rayburn was a Congressman from Texas and long time speaker of the House of Representatives. A congressional office building is named for him. He was widely respected for his honesty. He once said, "I don't remember what I say. I don't have to." What a burden it is for the dishonest person to have to remember what he said and to whom he said it. Those who always speak the truth have no such burden.