Before God, nothing is hidden; every creature is laid bare to the eyes of the One to whom we must render an account. Today, we see that a little wooden puppet can teach us a lesson or two in what it means to become a real human being. Like Pinocchio and like life in this world…there are strings attached! This certainly is true when it comes to lying. We often are deceived and deceive others. We even deceive ourselves! Thankfully, God calls us to new life through His forgiving mercies found through His Son Jesus who overcame death on a wooden cross. Through Christ’s resurrection, we too have been transformed to live a new life!