Since he’s still around, most folks remember Jimmy Carter. Although not popular as a president, his standing among presidents seems to be on the ascendency.
Whatever you think about President Carter, it was his mother, Miss Lillian, that I really liked. She had a disarming southern charm, and an incisive wit.
One time a reporter was pushing Miss Lillian on her son’s reputation for honesty. With a measure of challenge the reporter asked, “Miss Lillian, do you mean that he (Jimmy) never told a lie?”
"Well, I reckon he might have told a little white lie now and then," she replied.
The reporter pounced: "Do you mean that white lies are okay? Just what do you mean by a white lie?"
"Well," drawled Miss Lillian, "Do you remember when you came in this morning and I told you how glad I was to see you...?"
What white lies do you tell? Ever wonder why? Is it to avoid a deeper truth?
Come to The Summit this weekend and we will explore what it is like to live in truth!