The Little White Lie

The best way to ruin the truth is to stretch it. (Church signboard)

Maybe we think of it as being something even less than a “white lie.” Just adding a bit of glamour to the story or including something that helps you look good; that can’t be all bad, can it? The church is a good place to emphasize the importance of the “truth and nothing but the truth.” In a world where relativism is endemic, the truth, sadly, becomes the first casualty.

For I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception . . . Truthful words stand the test of time but lies are soon exposed. (Proverbs 8:7; 12:19)