Monday, November 20, 2006

Examination of conscience: The eighth commandment

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Does this mean that if my pal Joey really is, say, stuggling with an addiction, or truly is, say, an outrageous flirt it's okay to tell my pal Jody all about it? Because the information isn't "false?"

There are many ways to break this commandment. (And, to tell you the truth -- hint, hint -- this one speaks to one of my greatest weaknesses.)

How can it be broken?