Tell it like it is

For You are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”

– Matthew 23:27

Jesus, if He had lived in our times would not have been “politically correct” by any means. Jesus said it just the way it was. He pulled no punches when it came to sin and hypocrisy.

It has become very fashionable to tell half-truths, as some would call it, instead of what it really, a lie. Sometimes we even fool ourselves, by not being honest about what we say and what we do.

When we read God’s word it will speak to us and reveal the weak spots in our lives. It is not meant to condemn us, but to help us to see the truth.

Bishop Fulton Sheen, of New York, said that Judas missed salvation because he never called his avarice (greed) by its right name – he disguised it as a love for the poor.

One of the worst things in the world is the denial of sin by a false conscience. When that happens it can become a regular way of dealing with dubious issues then forgiveness is almost impossible. You have to call sin, as sin.

That is why Paul, the apostle, urged believers to “examine their hearts” before taking communion. We must make sure that there is no hidden sin. Jesus has shed His blood so that when we do stumble, we can confess our failure and know that God will wipe the slate clean.

Dear heavenly Father help me to walk in the light of Your word and help me not to nurse any sin in my heart, but to confess it. Thank you for Your love and kindness towards me and may I be a good witness for You today.