Revisionist History

Then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.'” Matthew 28:12-13

Gospel-Reflections-800x800-gold-outline-400x400After reading a plethora of books about Hitler’s atrocities, going to the Holocaust museum, and visiting Dachau itself, I was shocked to hear that some people believe the Holocaust never happened. Imagine people being so desperate to forget a part of history that they erase it altogether?

Sadly, a good portion of us are guilty of the same thing. Without even realizing it, we alter small details in the retelling of things to deflect the blame: Our husband insulted us first so it was only fair to lash out at him. Our friend never told us to keep her news a secret and has no right to be angry. We were perfectly clear with our kids about our expectations. Shame on them for not meeting them!

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2 thoughts on “Revisionist History

  1. A powerful reminder, Claire, to each of us, to check exaggeration and so called “little white lies”(as if there’s such a category) at the door of our spirits when refusing to take blame for something or when, in the re telling of an experience we’ve had, we want to tweak it to make it more amazing to the listener. Proverbs 4:11, “I have guided you along the paths of honesty” is a directive we could well memorize until it is part of us, serving as an immediate reminder should we ever be in a situation where we’re temped to lie or exaggerate. Blessings as always, Claire, for your inspiring and challenging reflections!

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    • I love that Proverb, Jackie. Thanks for sharing it. I’m not very good at memorizing scripture, but that is one I really need to have written on my heart. Thank you!

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