Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom
January 16th - tell the truth
Never be afraid to raise you voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
The truth is that there isn’t much truth being spoken in our world today. Fake news is everywhere and it’s hard to know what to believe some days.
For words to have power, they must be the truth for the person speaking. Even in a world of expanding voices, getting it right is the foundation upon which everything else is built - context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. As we have an ever greater flow of data we have more needed for information dedicated to find and verifying the news and putting it into context.
Because news is important, those who provide it should have responsibility to voice their their own conscience out loud and allow others to do so as well. We all have a view on what happens in our world but no matter our differences, the truth will always be respected and praised.
If you don’t like someone, don’t gossip about them, but tell the truth as accurately as you can. I was always told if you don’t like somebody, then say nothing. It’s better than spreading news that is only your opinion and not necessarily the truth.
Honesty is more than not lying, is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living and truth loving.
James E. Faust