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May's Lesson
Is It All About Truth?
Everyone says it. We shouldn't tell a lie. From childhood on, for most of us, we were taught never to tell an untruth, never to tell a lie about any one or anything. And yet, by the age of ten, most of us have told at least ten lies, probably more, and we have continued to tell lies from time to time as we have grown. >>>

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Everyone says it. We shouldn't tell a lie. From childhood on, for most of us, we were taught never to tell an untruth, never to tell a lie about any one or anything. And yet, by the age of ten, most of us have told at least ten lies, probably more, and we have continued to tell lies from time to time as we have grown.

If I were to ask an audience of a thousand, or even ten thousand, if they had ever told a lie, in truth, and we are talking about truth, every hand would go up.

There are many ways to lie. The obvious 'bald faced', to your face lie. The sneaky 'behind your back' lie. The 'silent' lie. The 'pretend I don't know lie'.and more.

God says, we shouldn't lie. It's a given.we shouldn't. but who said God said? If God really did say it.well, it's easy for God to say, but not nearly so easy for us mere mortals with our human imperfections to obey. And, at the risk of offending God, and having thought about this in great detail over the last few months, I firmly believe that there are those times when it is not only OK to lie, but that it is very necessary. Now, that's a big thing to say, especially as I claim to try to be as spiritual a human being as I can be. It's a good thing I don't claim to be perfect, and you know, I don't think I want to be.

Many years ago, in England, on a very warm spring day, feeling thoroughly miserable and depressed, I decided to take a walk to cheer myself up. I was only half way up the driveway when the prettiest butterfly started to dance around my head and shoulders. I stood still, and watched in awe as the delicate creature moved around and around fluttering and dancing, and instantly brightening my day. Then it landed, tiptoeing lightly on my sweater, and as I looked down, I noticed that it had a very badly torn wing. It was then that I heard Grey Eagles voice."Not perfect, yet still beautiful", tears sprang to my eyes, for I knew that he was not just referring to the butterfly, but also to me. "Not perfect, yet still beautiful".

We live in a time where perfection is deemed beautiful, the age of plastic surgery and beauty parlors, and there's nothing wrong with that. As long as we remember that our imperfections are what make us special, they are what give us our real beauty and our inner strength.

Truth is a funny thing, rather like a lie. Sometimes it is necessary, right and just, sometimes it is harsh and incredibly cruel.

This month, look at some of the truths and lies that you tell and figure out the real meaning of truth for yourself.

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