It’s difficult to find real people nowadays. What you see or what they show you can be very deceiving. There are instances when you are faced with such a pleasant sight that, if you let yourself get swayed, you could easily be fooled into doing anything, even bad things. It’s sad that there are a lot of wicked people who hide behind beautiful and crisply-ironed clothing. People who, despite of dousing themselves with expensive perfume, still reek of unpleasant thoughts. It is quite common to see pretty houses and large mansions occupied by people who think they are higher types of humans compared to those who barely have a home. Pardon the harsh words but these are too prevalent to ignore.
More often than not, these people are very sensitive and very mindful of what people would say about them. They insult and poke fun at others but are sour losers when the tables turn. They get affected when their words or actions are critique, even though they admit its truth. Irony? Looks like it.
The truth is what everyone wants and deserve. To a person of God, the truth is always welcome, no matter how hurtful it may be.
In truth, there is no deceit, uncleanness, and guile!
(1 Thessalonians 2:3-5) For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness…
However, a fool would never accept the truth, unless it is in favor of him.
The paradox is: understandable truth, plain and simple, is not being treasured by a fool.
So, if you tell someone the truth, even with the cleanest and purest of intentions, it could be received with hatred and anger. They would then shed their beautiful mask and reveal the ugliness of their hearts.
(Galatians 4:16) Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Our eyes are meant to see, but only things that are tangible. In finding real and sincere people, a good heart sees better. It is important to specify that a GOOD heart has better eyesight because it looks at the brighter side of all things and excuses the forgivable imperfections. A bad heart, on the other hand, finds fault even in the kindest of deeds. It seeks the wrong in right, the lies in truth.
Real people still exist, and if we maintain a good heart with God’s help and mercy, we would easily recognize them.
Thanks be to God..