I have been thinking about truth lately and how much it means to me and all the ways I fall short. Little ways where I am less than honest because I don’t want to face the possible repercussions if I actually speak the whole truth. But again, I know I am not alone.
When I call pastors and leaders of churches or congregations and get their voicemail so often the recorded message states they will call me back as soon as they can, or some variation of that. And often they add in the message that my phone call is important to them. Then, of course, very few call back.
I always thank those who do respond via email or a phone call, even if it is to say they aren’t interested, because I want to encourage them to continue to respond. It matters. Our human interactions matter. Jesus said we should let our yes be yes and our no be no. In other words, mean what we say and say what we mean.