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It’s amazing to me how God can speak to you through the most unusual ways. I have just started watching Off Camera with Sam Jones on Netflix while I’m having my lunch. The episode I’m currently watching at the moment is with Sarah Silverman. She is an American standup comedian. Sam’s style is really engaging and he’s never trying to catch anyone out. He simply wants to chat and find out more about his guest. In chatting with Sarah, she mentioned this quote by Mark Twain.


“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”


I’d never heard that quote before but it triggered a little thought journey in me.


How profound that quote is.


You can often watch a film where the lead character tells a lie and then spends the rest of the film trying to fit the truth around that lie, only to be exposed with terrible consequences.


I then thought of the computing term WYSIWYG. According to Wikipedia WYSIWYG (/ˈwɪziwɪɡ/ WIZ-ee-wig) is,

“an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, is a system in which editing software allows content to be edited in a form that resembles its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product, such as a printed document, web page, or slide presentation.”


I was then confronted with the thought of me and was I a WYSIWYG? If I’m honest, then the answer is no, but I aspire, I hope, I pray that my outer person is becoming more and more like my inner person and I know that “they” will become closer as I follow the teachings of Christ and live those out day by day with the people I love and meet. Thanks Sarah for the thought journey!


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