“She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake”
- Margot Asquith –
Margot Asquith was a British socialite and author, but having grown up in the country side and been allowed to roam free and explore she grew up not being bound by “societies” limits. She was considered a free thinker and often criticized for her outspokenness. I loved this quote from the first time I read it, but having found out a bit about Margot, it seems so much better somehow…
Big or small...a lie is a lie is a lie…and I am a very strong believer that the truth ALWAYS comes out. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but eventually it does. And more often than not, the damage and the size of the lie you tell, is amplified the longer it takes to be revealed.
Little white lies say so much about the brokenness we live in, doesn’t it? Are we a society where you do not feel safe to tell the truth? Or not a safe place where the truth can be heard? Why is truth not the first instinct when uttering a reply? And if we become a people that justify lies and the need for them, who will believe us when we tell the world about Jesus? How will they discern what is truth and what is lie when lies are acceptable and the parameters of when a white lie turns into a proper one are so very vague...?
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its
practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge
after the image of its creator.
Therefore, having put away falsehood,
let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor,
for we are members one of another.
For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest,
nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.