It recently occured to Tim (who seems to learn faster than me when it comes to morals) that this is lying. Hmmm. It does seem that if I tell someone I ate something that I didn't eat and further remark on how tasty it was that I am "bearing false witness." I have been teaching the women here recently that it's important to do what God tells us to do and trust that it will turn out better than not doing what God tells us to do. It seems I am finding myself in the place I know they think they're often in-- "Isn't this an exception?"
What are the alternatives?
- Eat the gross dessert. When I'm asked about it, tell the cook that I didn't like it. (This seems incredibly culturally insensitive and globally rude.)
- Refuse to accept the dessert. (Equally unacceptable, no?)
- Give the dessert away. If asked later, fess up.
None of these seem like good responses. Is there another one I'm missing? Am I missing a fair loophole in the commandment not to lie? I feel a little lost. I must say that I'm grateful for a husband who is so incredibly straight-laced (but also doesn't tell me what to do).
Any advice would be warmly received, I promise. If I don't hear from any volunteers, I'm going to pick up the phone and hunt you down anyway.