Did you hear the story about how PBS interspersed footage of fireworks displays from past years into the live coverage on Monday night's telecast of "A Capitol Fourth"? The weather in Washington D.C. was cloudy and foggy, so their intent was to create the "best possible viewing experience" for the viewers by showing clear, gorgeous fireworks instead of a soupy, smoke-filled display. Their decision created a frenzy on social media because we, the viewers, were deceived.
Why the frenzy? You've never deceived anyone, or yourself? We color our hair so that no one knows that we have gray hair. We wear "cover-up clothes" so that no one notices the bulge around our waist. We tell "white lies" so that we can keep that birthday party a surprise. We skip saying grace before meals so that no one knows that we're Catholic. We say we are "fine" when we are having the worst day of our life. We convince ourselves that our deception has a legitimate intent. But we know the truth, and God knows us. "Even before a word is on my tongue, LORD, you know it all." (Psalm 139:4)
We repent, we forgive, we believe.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."