We have a sheriff admitting adultery. We have prominent legislators who are being charged with ethics violations. We have billions of dollars being squandered by a utility company. Washington seems to have a total lack of morals but lots of chaos. And of course, we have our leaders from the president on down bickering like junior high kids.
All of these activities can be traced back to one source: lies.
We want to believe people who look like us or associate in the same political party. We tend to believe every non-sensible conspiracy someone has to offer. Until we — that’s right, you and I — decide to demand that the people we put our trust in uphold the standards of honesty, fairness and truthfulness, it’s only going to get worse. We have to stop letting these people point the finger at someone else for us to condemn.
The truth is what most people want from each other. We need our institutions such as churches to promote the practice of telling the truth. If not, we will become more confused and divided and taken advantage of.