Look for Truth

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


President Harry Truman loved to tell about the annual Fourth of July picnic he attended growing up in Missouri. Every year, an old Civil War veteran would rise and tell the same battle story.

One year, an unfamiliar veteran showed up. The first vet had hardly begun to hold forth when the stranger jumped up and said, “Wait a minute. I was in that battle and that’s not what happened.” The first old soldier said angrily, “Darn eye witness ruins a good story every time.”

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Everybody likes a good story, but let’s not take every story at face value. We must be careful to check the facts and look for the truth—in the high calling of our daily work.

"Do not steal.
"Do not lie.
"Do not deceive one another.
"Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD."

(Lev. 19:11-12)