What do you think when someone says, “To be honest . . . ”? Do you ever wonder if they are lying the rest of the time? I know it’s kind of a throwaway phrase, but it does raise the question.
Just how honest are you? Do you tell the truth all the time so you don’t have to warn who you’re talking to that you’re about to speak the truth?
Most likely you don’t steal and would never think of taking something that didn’t belong to you. But have you ever stolen time from your employer?
I have a recurring appointment that shows up each month. It says, “Repay Blessings.”
It used to say, “Pay Bills”.
That sounded like a dreaded task. And often felt like our hard-earned money was leaving us. It wasn’t fun.
But the truth is, we are paying for the value we have already received. I’m glad to pay for the electricity we used to cool and light our home. I enjoy paying the grounds-keeping crew for making our home look nice. And I'm pleased to pay the cable service for our connections with the rest of the world.