As we concluded the Sermon On The Mount in my sophomore classes, we talked about Jesus urging us to keep our speech short and concise. I made the point that ''the truth is simple; lying is complicated.'' Today, I asked the students in one of my classes to raise their hands if they had lied in the last twenty-four hours. The majority of the hands went up. (How's that for honesty; admitting to lying!) I then showed them the video clip link below that was suggested by Sammy Ntunda, a young man in my seventh period class. (While setting up the clip, I pointed out that it came from an era when comedians were funny without sinking into filth.) We talked about telling a lie to cover a lie and how sometimes when their folks know they are lying, they try to rattle them into making a mistake in their story. This scene from The Carol Burnett Show is hilarious and illustrates how we get caught up in our own words.
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