Monday, November 29, 2010

lying

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."  ~Mark Twain

"They've trained their tongues to tell lies,
   and now they can't tell the truth.
They pile wrong upon wrong, stack lie upon lie,
   and refuse to know Me." 
  Jeremiah 9:6 (MSG)


"With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back."  ~Russian proverb

"A lie has speed, but truth has endurance."  ~Edgar J. Mohn

"A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future."  ~Author Unknown

"I have no greater joy than to hear that My children are walking in the truth."1 John 3:4 (NIV)

Throughout my life I have seen the devastating effects of dishonesty in a variety of circumstances.  Some of these relationships have been healed through remorse, repentence and reconciliation, and others have yet to be because some involved choose to not do what is right.
It is heartbreaking to see the devastation dishonesty causes yet again. And yet again, just like in previous situations, the people who point out the lies are the ones who are accused of wrongdoing.

I often wonder how people sleep at night and live with themselves knowing what they have done and continue to do.  Am I one of the few people who toss and turn if I have done something dishonest or uncalled for?  Am I one of the few who cannot rest until I do what I can until I make it right?  Is it really easier for some to ignore doing what is right and hoping time erases the errors instead of just taking the steps to confess and begin the healing process?  Grace is available, but it cannot be fully applied until there is acknowledgment of wrongdoing and accountability for such.

These are just my unhidden thoughts today.

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