Monday, March 17, 2008

The Moment of Truth

So I was watchign T.V. a couple of weeks ago and saw the show, "The Moment of Truth". In case you've never heard it before thebasic point is this; A person answers 50 incredibly personal questions while hooked up to a lie detector. Not simple questions like, "did you eat the last cupcake?" or "are you a closet hillary duff fan?" More like, "have you flirted with anyone since you've been married?" or "do you fantasize about a member of the New York Yankees" the person's husband, sister, mother, etc. are sitting there while you answer these questions ON T.V.!!!!! You get money for each true answer that you give. My first thought is this.

What kind of moron would go on t.v. to tell their deepest darkest secrets for money?!?!?! why?!?!

There's something about that idea that bugs me. Perhaps it's because I've come to realize that EVERYONE has those secrets that they don't anyone to know. Everyone has screwed up in life. Everyone has at one point treated others poorly. Everyone has done things that they wish they could take back. Everyone has cared less when they should have cared more. We've walked past homeless. We've ignored people looking for someone to pay attention. We've been selfish.

I've done all of those things and I don't like the idea that my secrets could come out for any price! But after thinking over it for a few weeks I've realized something. Perhaps, just maybe, it might be a good idea to let some secrets out...not just secrets like the fact that I play air guitar when i'm home alone. But real secrets...

One of the best things that I remember feeling is having something weigh me down completely inside and being able to find a friend and tell them. I had to find a friend that I could trust so that my secret wouldn't be all over the halls of the school or on a blog the next day. But it felt so good. It was as if 100 pound weight was lifted off my shoulders.

God is able to do this for each of us. Now i have to be honest, I need some one physical to tell. I try to tell everything to God but I need some support here on Earth as well. Having a friend to talk to has been one of the best things in my life. Not having a friend to talk to has been one of the worst things in my life. Being that friend who listens and helps relieve others amounts to more than words can describe.

So when the Moment of Truth comes to you, tell the truth to God, and find a friend to talk to about it. Maybe our lives will be enriched more than money is worth.