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The Immorality of Errors – CARTER AT LARGE By Lorraine B. Carter

lorraine-b-carterStraying from what is moral, decent, or proper, simply being wrong, can lead to the immorality of errors. The holding of mistaken opinions such as when introduced to a person, and a quick opinion is formed of them. An instant dislike, because of mind-set; perhaps they remind you in some way of how you interacted with a bully when you were in grade school or some part of your formative years. The immorality of this kind of error is holding on to your erroneous opinion of that person.

Now that the Christmas holiday and New Year’s Day celebrations are over, are you in error about a love one, or friend? Did you get that special gift you wished for, if not, did you pretend you liked it? Being wrong about someone’s intentions is an error. Were you with the one you truly loved or were you settling for someone you were not in love with? Dishonesty is a moral error. Did you sit at the dining table, eating dinner, across from or next to someone you detested; laughing, and grinning, putting on a masquerade? Those questions if answered candidly would seem like normal behavior to many, not realizing they are in the realm of the immorality of error.

Holding mistaken opinions of others or denying true feelings are errors numerous people are troubled with. When confronted with errors, it is a righteous person who can admit they were wrong about their opinions of a person, but very often others are unable to change their opinion; and would rather stay in a comfortable erroneous zone.

Those, whom are unable to change their opinions, can miss out on enjoying an in-law; relative, associate, work mate or casual acquaintance. The hidden miseries they experience can manifest themselves in many ways; such as jealousy, resentfulness, covetousness and spite. Therefore; they are enveloped into a shroud of hypocrisy, because they live in the crippling pangs of pretense.

Truth; can rectify this undesirable state of affairs, if a person is brave enough to encounter themselves in a reflective device and deal with the obvious. When we are toddlers we are unabashedly truthful; and as we grow we are often untruthful about our real feelings. We eventually find ourselves living in the immorality of error. Of course, unpleasant consequences can come with being truthful but God loves the truth! The hope for the New Year is for us to live less in the immorality of error.