Larry and Henry were two 80-year-old friends who met for lunch the first Monday of each month. One day, before they even sat down at the table, Larry turned to Henry with a question.
“Who was that cute girl I saw you with at church yesterday?”
Henry: “That ‘cute girl’ is my new wife.”
Larry: “Your wife? How old is she?”
Henry: “She’s 25.”
Larry: “How did you get her to marry you?”
Henry: “I lied about my age.”
Larry: “How old did you tell her you were?”
I’m not sure which is worse, lying about your age, or marrying someone because you hope they will die soon. Let’s call them both wrong. Let’s shoot for total honesty – in all things.
Recovery Step: Jesus warned, “Beware of false prophets” (Matthew 7:15). In life – and recovery – it is critical to do two things: (a) beware of false prophets, and (b) don’t become one.