DAVID IGNATIUS (Author): “A subject that has always interested me as a writer is deception, and the process by which we deceive our adversaries.”

RIDLEY SCOTT (Director/ Producer): “Information is the bottom line, and the subtext of that could be that you cannot trust anyone, not even your best friend…”

Body of Lies points to a very painful truth. And as painful as the admission is, it is nonetheless true, we all deceive, we are all deceivers. Deception is very much a part of being human.

Body of Lies asks, “If even friends deceive us, who can we trust?” The best answer seems to be -Love! And love means exposing yourself to the pain of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust.

It will happen. You will be deceived and hurt by trusted friends. ironically, you will do the same thing as well, so will I. That’s why love needs to be at the core of friendships. Trust cannot forgive, but love can. Love heals. Love restores. Love sustains.

1. In terms of self: “Love God and trust your feelings. Be loyal to them. Don’t betray them.” –Robert C. Pollock, educator

2. In terms of others: “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” –Frank Crane, film director

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