The Liar's Corner

September 16, 1997

After the "Around the Island Boat Race" held in the summer of 1997, from Charlottetown, around Prince Edward Island and back, there was the traditional "liar's corner" at the awards ceremony. This is where all the boat skippers, except the winner, make excuses for not finishing first. The best liar wins a prize so it was somewhat surprising that my uncle Trap didn't win the contest since he can spin a yarn a mile long. But he finished well in the race and many of the other skippers had already gone before him telling their tales of troubles and tribulations. What Trap did was take the lies of those before him and weave his own version of truth based on all the other lies. You can imagine how far from the truth he drifted by the end of the night.

Lies work like that. They have this way of creating their own momentum and their own life which has little or nothing to do with reality.

The Bible invites us to put away such falsehood and the false reality lies create and speak the truth to our neighbours.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you said the truth would set us free and, in your love, we are free indeed. Be for us this and every day, the way, the truth and the life, for we ask it in your name. Amen.

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Kenn Stright <kennethstright@yahoo.ca>
West Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, Canada

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