YEARS ago at a party we would play a game where the first person would whisper a statement to the next in line and it would be passed on. At the end it was always amazing how the message had been distorted and very often it was nothing like the original.
Usually someone had deliberately changed it on purpose.
In todays social media world we have to be so careful what we say.
The other day I was discussing with my next-door neighbour about the storm damage that had been done to trees in the local recreation ground and the local churchyard.
I casually remarked to him that the church tower had been blown down and he believed me until he saw the glint in my eye because he realised that I was referring to the fourteen-inch high model on my garden railway layout.
How easy it is to be able to produce ‘fake news’ and pass it on, especially with the social media today.
When the authorities wanted to kill Jesus Christ they could find no substantial evidence to convict him of any crime so they resorted to getting people to give false witness against him.
Jesus knew what was happening and he made no defence but he allowed them to put him to death.
But because of that death we can experience new life by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and knowing the love and peace which comes through him from his Father, God.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District