Son comes home with smile on his face. I find a note from his teacher....Congratulations, your child made a 105 on their spelling test today. They do not have spelling homework the rest of the week and no more spelling test this week.
I look at son......Good Job, Owen!
Son replies matter of factly, "yeah I know, I cheated."
I say..."you did what?"
Son says..."I didn't know how to spell because, so I looked in the book in my desk." smiles
Me...."Owen! You can't cheat! You didn't really make a 105....we have to call your teacher and tell her."
blood drains from his face.....fear and sadness replace the once sparkling eyes....."but"
insert tears...."i don't want to tell her"
honesty is not ordinary
we, by nature, lie
we don't won't to tell the things that may cause us trouble
but i encourage you to make honesty the ordinary
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. Proverbs 6:16-20
the rest of the story....
Owen had to do his spelling homework and retake his test. His teacher was proud of him for being honest.
And I fear he may never tell me anything again......
- Linking with Lisa Jo @ five minute friday