We hear lies all the time, even our leaders lie to us. "There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq", "Read my lips, no new taxes," "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." So, I think we've become desensitized to when we hear yet another lie.
Jennifer Wilbanks went missing from Duluth, GA earlier this week while she was jogging. She was set to be married later tonight.
Late last night she called the authorities in Albuquerque, NM and told them an elaborate story that she had been kidnapped while jogging in Duluth and was transported to Albuquerque by a man and a woman.
I watched the story unfold early this morning on the news channels. Greta Van Sustern of Fox News even interviewed her family and the wedding party in person.
All week there was always the possibility that she could have gotten cold feet at her impending marriage but all her friends and family members denied that this could ever be the case.
After all, she was scheduled to have a huge wedding with six hundred guests in attendance, fourteen bridesmaids and groomsmen. Eight bridal showers had been held in her honor.
Hundreds of volunteers and more than a hundred officers spent the week searching for her. Her fiancé was the main suspect in her disappearance and was facing possible criminal charges.
She couldn't have mentioned it to her fiancé, her family, one of the twenty-eight members of the wedding party or the six hundred guests that she wasn't sure she wanted to go through with this wedding.
"I'm having second thoughts!" That's it, that's all she had to say! Weddings don't happen all the time for a multitude of reasons!
I hope that the shame and guilt she feels is worse than any criminal charges that she should be charged with.