The Black Sheep

I have an acquaintance who speaks as young men do in Queensborough, New York, so some of my friends call him a liar.  Now, hyperbole (exaggeration) is a recognized tool of rhetoric (speechifying) and is easily forgiven by Christians who encounter it in the Old Testament.  Know, exaggeration is not lying, but it is disconcerting.

He gives frequent speeches, and if you want to keep a man like that your friend, you tolerate his faults (also known as sins) as Christians do.  He was elected to office with the help of Christians and does some good things, which are never acknowledged because of his many faults.

I’d prefer him to be sinless, but I don’t want to be accused of being self-righteous.  That’s a big fault, too.

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