Someone recently sent me this little story (it’s got to be true, it was on the internet! 😉 and it illustrates excellently the dilemma of always being truthful:
Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.
I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. I do, too; especially chicken, pork and beef.
Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she’d asked the other children. So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the principal’s office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.
I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most. I told her, “Colonel Sanders”. Guess where I am now…
- The ONE THING for today: The answer to today’s question is: “Yes”, but that doesn’t mean everyone will welcome the truth and it doesn’t mean you will not get sent to the principal’s office!
Proverbs 12:19 (NKJV)
19 The truthful lip shall be established forever,
But a lying tongue is but for a moment.