Here I was thinking your nose only grew when you told "Whoppers". We all know about poor Pinocchio---
He is the shining example of why our noses grow---or so I thought. When the truth would have served him better--he continued on with one tall tale after another. That is what happens when you start distorting the truth---there seems to be no place to stop.
Why do we feel the need to not live truth? Why do we go down the path of deception into the dark forest of guilt and shame. There are times we avoid the truth to protect others--but have we protected them when reality is still staring you in the face?
"Oh,the tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
Sir Walter Scott
There is a famous quote in The Word as well. It declares we should know and live the truth by living as His disciple. The truth is always better in the end.
Deep thoughts in the middle of a hot summer day---
"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."