Email from Cana 90 – Day 27
Liar Liar Pants on Fire
When he (Abram) was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai: “I know that you are a beautiful woman. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘She is his wife’; then they will kill me, but let you live. Please say, therefore, that you are my sister, so that I may fare well on your account and my life may be spared for your sake.”
~ Genesis 12:11-13
Lying is wrong and asking someone to lie for you is wrong.
If you don’t know the what happens to Abram & Sarai, crack open your Bible and check it out. Spoiler, they make it out of Egypt alive but let’s just say… things don’t turn out well for anyone involved.
Abram asked his wife to lie for him so he would not be punished. Yet eventually, both of them harvested the consequences of that lie. We love our spouses, depend on them and want their best.
Lying to achieve any of that is never a good option.
- Where have you lied about your spouse/marriage to save face, for yourself or your spouse?
- Have you ever asked your spouse to lie to protect you, your ego, or your pride?
- Are there other areas of sin that you have asked your spouse to participate in for the “betterment” of your marriage; physically, emotionally or financially?
- Ask forgiveness for any of these times. If necessary we recommend going to the sacrament of reconciliation. Lent is a great time as it’s easy to find parishes offering this.