White Lies: The Web We Weave

I found this inspiration by my front door just this week, in late September. This beautiful garden spider made me stop and marvel, then ponder and even wonder. Oh, what a web we weave as we move through life. Telling others how great we are because we have to, to gain favor, to sell something, to inspire, to…whatever. And how we deny our exposed secrets. Surely it’s all vanity.

Vanity is the source of it, of the lying, the bluffing, the puffing up and bolstering of Ego. Commentary and photo by Dwayne Parsons

Vanity is the source of it, of the lying, the bluffing, the puffing up and bolstering of Ego. Commentary and photo by Dwayne Parsons

What’s a Little White Lie?

It’s more than a piece of pie. A white lie, that little nudge of half truth is the seed of deception. It’s the root to a garden of lies. Once we start, we are trapped like a bug in a spider’s web.

Is Anyone Free

Is anyone free of this very human thing?

I don’t think so. I’m certainly not. I’ve lied my way through many situations over the course of six decades of life through which I’ve many times found myself trapped and half buried in the gut pile of iniquity.

The conclusion that everyone does it, does not justify this tendency, however. I can’t lie about that. Sure, no one is free of this subtly deceptive path; but that does not justify it’s use.

Your constant effort should be to tell the truth as best you can; to stand by your word…like Lois Lerner in the Senate Hearings. Shrug your shoulder and say you don’t know what happened to those emails.

In the End

In the very end, our only hope is that we are forgiven.

You might note as you look again at the picture of the spider: there’s a lot of crap in its woven web.

Not unlike our own, I’m sure.