St. Bartholomew, sometimes referred to as Nathaniel, was one of the twelve apostles. His friend Philip brought him to the Lord. Jesus bestowed great praise on meeting him: "Behold a true Israelite in whom there is no guile." He preached the faith in Arabia and then in Armenia where he was martyred, some believe by flaying.
A person like Bartholomew "in whom there is no guile" is a person without pretense. He does not lie. In our culture, perhaps we would say he is not "two-faced." Let's examine our speech today. Do we always and only tell the truth? Our Lord will help us, for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!