“Reals” & lies — which to tell?

Some people treat lies like duct tape and try to hold their life together with them. Reals (honest statements) are much more secure. People often choose to believe in a comfortable and/or familiar lie than in a disturbing real.

To lie is to defy reality with mere words. It’s like standing in front of a speeding train and telling it to stop.

Lies are false statements; reals are true ones. Lies distort truth; reals reveal it. Let’s replace lies with reals. Finding truth lies in the art of separating lies from reals.

People invent lies. Reals (honest statements) report what actually happened. Reals give light. Lies produce deception. Now matter how strongly you deny a real, it remains true.

Lies create guilt. Reals produce guilt-free living. Lies require commitment to deception. Reals require commitment to truth. People who despise lies shouldn’t tell them.

Realing (truth-telling) may feel risky, but lying bets the farm on your ability to deceive. When you’re lying to others, your not realing (being honest) with yourself.

Some people lie all day and then call it real life. Life is more in touch with reality when it is based on reals (truth statements) instead of lies.

Liars have trouble staying anonymous. Truth comes out. People tell lies because we’re afraid to tell reals. Many people will easily accept a lie that agrees with them, but strongly resist a real that doesn’t.

Reals are memorable because they actually happened. Lies are forgettable because they contradict reality.

Conversations (and news media) are a mixture of reals (truth statements) and lies. No wonder we’re so confused. History is also a mixture of reals and lies. It’s difficult to tell the difference.

Here are some free sample reals:

Love is respectful (not rude). When you see love demonstrated, take a moment to appreciate it. Showing love and kindness to your enemy is worth 1000 sermons or social media posts that try to straighten him out.

We can say we love God, but if we really do, we will love the people He loves. “God so loved the world,” (the people not real estate). How we treat all kinds of people, is the measure of how much we love God.

Love doesn’t defend injustice, no matter who it is directed at. Religion permits meanness towards people we disagree with, but biblical Christianity causes us to show love to everybody. For more reals about Christianity, search for: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.

Skin-color valuation, like other preferences, can operate unconsciously and impact the way we see and interpret events. For more reals about race, search for: Off the RACE Track book.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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