“These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace” (Zechariah 8:16).
Do you remember the 1997 movie “Liar, Liar”? Actor Jim Carrey plays Fletcher Reed, a divorced attorney who is father to a young boy named Max. Fletcher is a habitual liar. Through a series of events, Fletcher has an epiphany – if he doesn’t quit lying, he will lose his son forever.
When we are not honest, we are not the people God created us to be. In that movie, Fletcher found out that lying was keeping him from being the father he always wanted to be and ruining the relationship with his son.
Is lying keeping you from the people you love?
For today and every day, let’s make a conscious effort to tell the truth. That doesn’t mean that we blurt out everything we are thinking. Let’s just be honest. It might change our lives.
This message is excerpted from “Tell the truth” by Lois Bylund from the July 7, 2016, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today we commemorate John the Baptist.
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