From the Prophet Jeremiah:

Here you are, trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

(From the Daily Office Lectionary – Jeremiah 7:8 (NRSV) – March 4, 2013.)

Trust Me I'm LyingI’ve been thinking about this all day and there is so much to say . . . but this cuts so deeply into so many areas of life that I cannot bring myself to say any of them.

I can only ask every person a question: If you are truly honest with yourself, can you identify the deceptive words – in church, in politics, in the economy, in your work, in your family, in your personal life – that you trust to no avail?

The most important ones, the deceptive words to be most honest about, are the ones we say to ourselves. They are also the most deceptive.

Be honest . . . you know there are many.


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Father Funston is the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio.