Scripture for the day is Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, it is the nature of the human heart to deceive and hide the truth to serve our own interests. By your power and grace restrain that sinful tendency of the human heart in our society. As a body politic, help us distinguish truth from falsehood. And make your people salt and light in a dark world. Amen.