I came across this “letter of apology” today. I have dozens of them from Anthony over the past four years. Whenever he is sent to his room to reflect on his behavior….which is a LOT…he likes to write a note or draw a picture about what happened. On this day, I’m guessing he was busted for lying. He was 8 years old. (translated below)
Lying is bad!
Lying is where you do not tell the true. Everybody lies sometimes. A lie is also called a fib. Some people lie all the time. Some people lie only on occasion. Some people lie to get out of trouble. Some lie to impress their friends. I lie to do both those things. Lying is also a sin. When you are lying, God knows you are and he gets sad. It is like dumping sins on God and I bet he does not like that. I bet he likes it when you tell the truth about things you have done. From now on I will tell the truth only. It is easy to lie but it is also wrong, you should always tell the truth. I lie to get out of trouble the most and every time I do I feel downright guilty. I feel sorry for everybody I lied to and they are probably sad that they were lied to. I do not try to so hard to stop lying. From now on I will put in a lot of effort to stop lying. I will tell the truth and take responsibility for my actions and also take the consequences like a man if I do lie. If Jesus heard you lying he would try to help you make sure you know that what you are doing is wrong and that God does not want you to lie. I advise everybody to try and stop lying so everybody does not sin anymore. I do not want to lie anymore it will not be a habit anymore. I will be faithful to God.