I’m training a new guy at work. Yesterday I said that “You are certainly doing a better job than I did when I first started.” I don’t know that. We probably did the same, but the book How to Win Friends and Influence People says that complimenting people is a lot better for motivation than punishing people when they do stuff wrong.
Are “white lies” such as what I said sinful? I can’t believe I forgot about this incident when I received the Eucharist today. All I hope is that this lie wasn’t mortal. I didn’t really intend to deceive him, all I wanted to do was help him feel welcome.