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When we lie, it’s like playing hide and seek with the truth. Eventually you’ll get found out!
Telling the truth is really important. And, the best way to understand this is by first talking about the opposite of truthfulness- telling lies. A person who tells lies just makes up stories, either to make themselves look better or to hurt someone else. Either way, lying is yucky. And, when people lie, they end up having to tell more lies to cover up for other lies and it just ends up confusing everyone! Lying hurts people and you can’t trust someone that lies to you. Telling the truth means you don’t lie. You are honest, no matter the consequences. Truthfulness means you can be trusted because you don’t hide things and you don’t do things that hurt other people. So kids, don’t play hide and seek with the truth. Always be truthful. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that a little lie is no big deal. Do it once, you’ll probably do it again. And, remember this. God doesn’t ever lie to us so don’t be a liar. Tell the truth every day and all the time!