I was never good at lying when I was a kid, thank God. I tried it out with my mom but she saw through me like I was made of the clearest of glass. Eventually, I just gave up lying to her, and soon enough lying in general. If you’re not good at something, why continue doing it, right?
I have a huge problem with lying, as anyone close to me will tell you. This comes from watching some people lie with an ease that was absolutely frightening, as well as remembering the consequences of lies I told in the past. Through the grace of God, with my lack of tolerance for lying has come an abundance of forgiveness I enjoy offering any who ask, as I am commanded. It’s a balance I’m grateful for.
Back to the point, lying destroys. It is the antithesis of the Truth which is life for all. It is suicidal on levels most don’t bother contemplating, and which I lack the talent to write about in a way worthy of anyone reading. Nevertheless, and as usual God has come through.
This piece post by Fr. Stephen titled To Tell the Truth says some things I’ve thought about, and so much more. Please take the time to read this one. It is well worth it.
God Bless. 🙂