Well, it’s April 1st. Some people call it April Fool’s Day.
I’m not a big fan. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve got a pretty good sense of humor. I like to be lighthearted and I try not to take myself too seriously. I also try not to overspiritualize stuff. But… there’s just something about dedicating a day to untruth that rubs me the wrong way.
I don’t like spending a day out of every year not knowing if I’m hearing the truth from people I would normally trust. I’m not a fan of licensing and endorsing an annual deception day because it’s “all in good fun.”
Fun for who?
Please don’t tell me something about yourself or someone else today that isn’t true. I’m endeavoring every day to say what I mean and mean what I say. I’m also endeavoring to surround myself with people who are on the same quest. I don’t like cynicism, especially in myself. I’m doing everything I can to shut it down everywhere and every time I find it in me.
I’m a believer, not a cynic. I want to believe what you tell me. I also want to believe that you believe what you tell me.
Call me whatever you like, but I’ll be sitting out this April Fools Day.
“People who shrug off deliberate deceptions, saying, “I didn’t mean it, I was only joking,” Are worse than careless campers who walk away from smoldering campfires.” ~ Proverbs 26:18-19 (MSG)
I don’t want to be that guy.
I pity the fool.
The April fool, that is.
Bonus Mr. T. video: