Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.’
But I say to you…Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the Evil One.”
Plain and simple talk. Plain and simple approach. Plain and simple commitment. So valuable, so difficult to come by, sometimes.
Strive each day to live up to this guidance. Start each day commited to that path. This beginning is the fundamental.
No doubt there will be challenges. For sure unforeseen obstacles will pop up before you. It will get complicated.
You’ll get cut down at the knees sometimes. You will fail.
You may lie, twist your words to explain, to make the uncomfortable go away. But it won’t. That’s not the way.
Evil will knock at the door, linger outside, waiting for you, whispering.
You may even keep company with that evil.
Even then you can still turn it around. As long as you have breath inside you, you can reset your path to good.
Let your Yes mean Yes.