Thursday, July 19, 2012

Is It Cool To Be Honest?

     The 2012 Presidential elections are coming up for the U.S. in November and we hear all the mumbo-jumbo how the "other guy" is a loser.  How he or she is not fit to be president.  But what do they say about themselves?  It's the same old thing every four years.  Republican or Democrat bashing, instead of each candidate telling others what they will do for the country.  They can lie about each other but don't have the guts to lie about themselves.  They can't come up with the truth for fear that they will look bad, so they bash the "other guy".  

     How about in a regular "Joe's" life?  Is it cool to be honest or do we have the right to talk about others only by listening to here say or to make ourselves look better than we actually are?  What's the truth about ourselves?  And, is it cool to tell the truth?  Cool or not, by the world's terms, doesn't count with God.  The world's standards are not God's standards.  God says, "Do not lie."  There are also other kinds of "lies" in life, like in advertising, or in the courtroom or just being in a family.  I heard the other day on TV that everybody lies, and I'm sure they do, but that does not make it right.  It's cool with God to be honest in all our ways.  It's cool to tell the truth.  The truth may hurt, but the truth will set you free, ultimately.

     What happens when you might offend someone if they ask you how they look in a certain outfit?  Do you lie and say, "You look fabulous!" or do you say, "That dress makes you look fat"?  It's hard to say.  In any case, tell the truth in love.  Don't insult or belittle.  Always be gentle with people.  If someone asks you, "Do these shoes look good?", just reply, "If you think they do, then buy them".  Don't make judgments of any kind.  Let the other think about it for awhile.  Besides, if you say the red dress looks better than the black dress, the woman will always pick the one you said doesn't look as good, so you can't win anyways.  Be honest and upright, but be kind to one another.

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