Sometimes the bearer of truth gets crucified. People would rather kill the messenger than understand the truth of the message. When we were little (about a week ago) we would stick our fingers in our ears and go la-la-la when anyone told us the truth about something that we didn’t want to hear. Well now that we’re older we are more sophisticated when we attack the truth. Now we label truth as “false.” The thing about truth is that it is objective rather than subjective. Eventually it will surface. Can you or I have different truths? Yeah. So how do we know what the real truth is? Research, checking sources and curiosity. Lazy people take what they hear as truth when it really isn’t. They don’t want to know. It’s too hard to check. We may have an opinion on something and think everyone’s opinion is valid (truthful). Alas, opinions are only as good as the truth they have to back them up. So, no, not all opinions are valid. Just check opinions about recent events for some examples.
So the age-old question concerning truth needs some explanation and takes some work to ferret it out. This is nothing new.
“You say I am a king.
For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth.
Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” (John 18)
So on this Good Friday of the last week in Lent, the truth is this, to reach Easter we must go through the events of Good Friday. There is no going around it. There is some suffering, misunderstanding and confusion but through it all there is definitely joy, and that’s the truth.
and so it goes…