For your consideration….

Lying is lying. Whether big or little, a lie is a lie. We can all think of occasions where we do not tell the truth. Maybe it was to prevent hurting someone’s feelings. Maybe it was to protect ourselves or someone else. Maybe it was for personal gain. No matter the intention, lying is destructive.

Think about it. If someone will lie about little things, how can you trust them with major ones? Lying destroys trust. How can good sound decisions be made when the truth is covered up? Lies create a foundation of shifting sand.

I have to admit this message gave me pause this morning. I immediately thought about my grandson Saturday night saying, “I would never tell my sister she didn’t look good.” At the time I thought what a good, kind and loving brother. But as I think about it this morning, I realize that there can never be an excuse for lying because it erodes trust. It creates doubt.

We are asked today to be responsible and own and speak our truth.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Always tell the truth.

What made me smile yesterday….

-Another beautiful September day.

-Lots of errands and tasks done.

-It is starting to feel like fall. The stuffed cabbage I made hit the spot.

-A good book.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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