Meet Samantha 1904, Chapter 4

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Meet Samantha 1904, Chapter 4

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Meet Samantha 1904, Chapter 4

The trouble with secrets is that they always come out. Jesus words on the subject are: “Nothing is said in secret, but that it will be shouted from the housetops.” I recall an old preacher, Boice Blackwelder, preaching a sermon once with the often repeated catch phrase, “You can’t shame me for I have faced my shame.” As a rule, I find it a good practice to tell on myself first, it keeps me humble and grounded. Oh, I can keep someone else’s secret, if asked, but I prefer to be open. I have no deep dark secrets that anyone can any longer shame me with. We all have made mistakes and blunders, made bad choices, and messed up. Trying to deny that we have, only makes it harder for everyone when the truth finally comes out. As the old adage says, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

The political climate of lie upon lie hoping to keep something under wraps always ends with people finding out eventually. Yes, there are public relations specialists who make a career of muddying the waters and trying to dilute the more toxic tales that follow people in the spotlight, but that is another story. I think we do a great disservice when we write biographies of our heroes and leave out their missteps and misdeeds. That is only half the story and perpetuates the great lie of flawless perfection. Real life is messy with twists and turns, ups and downs, but then those of us who know the truth would not have it an other way.

Be kind to others and to yourself. Do not expect flawless perfection of either or you will be disappointed.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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