By midlife, many of us have become accomplished fugitives from our TRUE selves. We try to fit into the mindsets and the lifestyles of those around us.
Maybe we become clones to what the advertisers tell us about the way we should dress or cuss or act. We are told that anyone who drives a five-year old car or who hasn’t said good-bye to their virginity by eighteen is a “loser”. If you don’t cuss and swear like the person next to you, then you’re a “loser”. In fact, “loser” has become as derogatory a term as “leper”, especially in our political circles today.
As a result, words like sacrifice, service, truthfulness, honesty and courage have no meaning or place in our individual lives or in our country anymore.
We are told that only losers act purely from moral convictions. We’re told that only losers stick their necks out for what is right and for what they were raised to believe in.
We’re told that winners can do anything they please and get away with whatever they want. That’s what happens when you’re a winner. So be a winner, no matter what. The end result of all of this is —
WHEN LOSING IS SEEN AS A SIN, THEN LYING BECOMES A SACRAMENT.
We see this happening right before our very eyes everyday again and again and again.
Each and every day of our lives Jesus is desperately trying to help you and me get out of these moral ruts, these sinkholes we find ourselves in, especially the glamorous and fast-paced ruts and sinkholes of winning, losing and lying.
People are enjoying One of the sacraments like never before today. Unfortunately the One they are enjoying so much is NOT one of the Church’s 7 Sacraments.
What are YOUR thoughts on: WHEN LOSING IS SEEN AS A SIN, THEN LYING BECOMES A SACRAMENT.
YOU CAN BEND IT AND TWIST IT. YOU CAN MISUSE IT AND ABUSE IT. BUT EVEN GOD CANNOT CHANGE THE TRUTH!
YOUR GIFT TO GOD IS HONESTY. GOD’S GIFT TO YOU IS TRUTH!