Brandy, Addy, and Grace
“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite.” – Tennessee Williams
A liar is someone who’s dishonest and can’t be trusted. Just as Integrity and Honesty are two of the Foundation Stones of Success, lies are in the foundation of what’s wrong in this world. Our natural lust for power, possessions, and pleasure far too often keep us from seeing and speaking the truth.
A hypocrite is a special type of liar that’s worthy of a double-amount of tar and feathers (unless they ask for forgiveness more than 7 x 70 times per day). You see, hypocrites are those folks who want you live by some sort of law or conform to some social standard, and they build these facades of self-righteousness that they can’t live up to, but instead of admitting that they were wrong and changing their judgmental ways and what they expect from you, their pride drives them to pretend to be the saint that they ain’t. And eventually, their sin finds them out – they’re busted, and they lose not only their own credibility, but their hypocrisy undermines whatever group they represent.
My Girls, I Hope and Pray that each of you will put your Faith in Jesus, and if you do, then you need to live in a way that your Love shines through. That’s to say that you need to live in and give Grace, Mercy, and Love to everyone around you, and when you do mess up, own it by admitting your mistakes and changing your ways, otherwise those people Jesus wants to Love through you won’t want to have anything to do with you, because you’re a hypocrite, and they’ll hate God even more because of it.
Challenge Question: Is there anything you need to be honest about TODAY?