The Boy Who Never Told a Lie

Once there was a little boy,

With curly hair and pleasant eye-
A boy who always told the truth,

And never, never told a lie.
And when he trotted off to school,
The children all about would cry,

“There goes the curly-headed boy-
The boy that never tells a lie.”

And everybody loved him so,
Because he always told the truth,
That every day, as he grew up,
‘Twas said, “There goes the honest youth.”
And when the people that stood near
Would turn to ask the reason why,
The answer would be always this:
“Because he never tells a lie.”

In Gulliver’s Travels the Houyhnhnms thought that dishonesty was almost unintelligible and disconnected to reason. Because Jesus is honest, we should be too. Jesus was real, genuine, and authentic, and we should be too. Even though reason tells us that honesty is the best policy and Christ modelled it and the Word of God commands it, we fall short. Talk with your family about the importance and seriousness of honesty. Repenting of our dishonesty and seriously pursuing honesty at all times, in the Spirit given life of Christ is to be our policy.