Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community
– We don’t like people to be insincere. But how do we know when a person is insincere? George Orwell said long ago, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.” Mr. Orwell is pointing out that we use language to evade people because deep down, we know honesty comes at a high price (fear of trusting people is hard). But in the long run, honesty is always the best policy.
Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community
– Ask God to help you be honest with your words in a spirit of love and gentleness.