"You're looking better today!' OR "That was a great sermon, Bishop."
It wasn't until recently that I became aware of chronic lies and liars. Folks who do it as a way of life, without any twinge of conscience or recognition of the fact that it has created a persona of its own - and that everybody sees it and learns from it. This person is not to be trusted. That's a big price to be paid for whatever momentary advantage a liar might assume he/she has gained by exaggeration, deception or deceit.
I know. This is life. This is people. Even the Bible is full of stories of people who stretched the truth a bit or a lot.
I hope none of us ever comes to accept lying as a normal part of living. There's a considerable price to be paid for that.