The Good Lie

I lied to you 
and that is true.

I told you something you wanted to believe.
I let you believe something I did not agree with.

You wonder why I’m distant?
I do not wish to give a truth that hurts, room to breathe.

I wanted to give you room to evolve
and grow in your own time.  Not my time. 

I was taught; ALL lies are bad
and we should ALWAYS tell the truth.

But everybody lies:

lies of omission,
lies of deception,
lies to protect,
lies to self,
lies to manipulate,
lies to harm.

Motive is the key.

I lied to you
and that is true.

because if I told you the truth about ….
You would have been forced to make a judgement
you did not want and were not ready to make.

because if I told you the truth
you would not have acted in the love, grace and mercy
in which you believe.
You would have endangered your own salvation and peace of mind. 
And I could not live with that. 

A truth never known is love in disguise and
an un-healing wound never inflicted.

I lied to you 
and that is that.

Inspired, in part, by the film titled THE FAREWELL (see trailer)https://youtu.be/RofpAjqwMa8

A Good Lie