A little girl came running to her mother and shouted, “Mommy! Mommy! There’s a lion in the front yard!” Her mother rushed to the window and looked out. Instead of a lion in their front yard, she saw a big, furry dog.
Disappointed in her daughter, the mother said, “I have warned you before about lying. You go up to your room right now and pray to God about this.” The little girl obediently went up to her room and prayed.
After a while the mother checked in on her daughter. She asked, “Did you pray about what you said?”
“Yes,” the daughter answered. “And God told me that the first time he saw that dog, he thought it was a lion too!”
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”—Ephesians 4:25.