We have all been there – telling that “little white lie” which is a little better than a straight, downright, pre-meditated, willful lie; it at least might have been an equivocation and deception, and probably still not at all justifiable.
However, in our never-ending task of being self-aware I believe we have discovered a distrust of divine Providence; good people not only fall into sin, but have their relapses.
Why do I do it?
Fear of the people who I find myself surrounded by at the moment of my lie. There probably is no outward pressure that caused me to lie, all the pressure is usually internal. When I lie it is deceitful, deliberate and premeditated a distrust of God in every way – and that surprises me.
But here is the issue – when we lie, we will not prosper – it brings ourselves and others into danger – and that is not what our calling is all about.
- @CraigSilverman: “The Truth about Public Untruths” – are you ready to beat back the lies? (nextlevelofnews.com)[read the comments too if you like the article – interesting to see how people think about lies have read a newspaper column on it]