“A criminal isn't always a thug in a black leather jacket with a big brand on his forehead to warn us away. Criminals sit next to us on the bus. They pack our groceries and cash our paychecks for us and teach our children. They look no different from you or me. And that's why they get away with it.” Jodi Picoult
They look and sound like everyday people - familiar....normal....people like everyone else.
But they're not - they're liars...deceivers...con men. They live where we live...in our world...in our community...some even in our families. They take what doesn't belong to them. They manipulate and speak lies that sound so much like truth....half truths. They're everywhere...living in our midst...spouting their lies....capturing the unsuspecting.
I've learned in the past few months not to trust so easily or simply accept someone's words as real. I've learned the importance of taking a step back...weighing what's said and watching how a person lives to make sure they're legit.
Something else I've learned...even when we've been taken in...conned...lied to....He uses it and turns it around and brings good from evil.
I don't tell you about freedom and truth and a God who loves you......