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(RNS) Nothing will get better in our troubled and divided nation until we take to heart three lessons about what it means to be a decent person. First, give back to God. Second, help the unfortunate. Third, tell the truth. By Tom Ehrich.


  1. The big problem with dishonesty is that we have little underpinnings left for honesty. Long ago, Elton Trueblood described our culture as one of cut flowers. Beautiful, they can be placed in a vase temporarily. But having no root, they wither and die.
    He also wrote a book on the Ten Commandments entitled, Foundations for Reconstruction.

    But today, most people can not even name less than half of them.