Speak the truth but leave immediately after.

– Slovanian Proverb

I love it!! Of course, it’s taking the easy way out, and I suspect that running away is more likely to cancel out any ‘good’ that may have come from speaking the truth. But nevertheless, it was good for a laugh when I looked at it on my desk calender this morning.

I’m still doing a lot of thinking and reading and praying about the fact that Jesus said he was the Way, the Truth & the Life. I suspect that I’ll be spending a great deal of my time pondering this statement.

So, Jesus is the Truth. I like that. Truth is a person, not a set of ideals or principles. Wayne & Brad at The God Journey often talk about this and I have to say that it’s done my head in on more than one occasion, and I’m still not sure I get it.

It’s a bit of a paradigm shift really. After all, I’m rather good at taking in didactic teaching, remembering facts and quoting all manner of texts and information, as if by this I can prove myself ‘right’ or a defender of truth.

But, if Jesus is Truth, I mean, the real person Jesus, then really, while knowing information is helpful, the only true advantage is in knowing Him.

So once again I return to the Gospels, and to Jesus. To the One who is from always, and will be forever. The One who not only knows truth (for of course He does), but is Truth. The One who came and walked amongst us and showed us the Way to live a Life worth living in Truth. The One whom I love. Jesus.


One Response to truth

  1. Ken says:

    “Knowledge is a good thing to have when you are in control. But when you are not in control, as we are not, it is far better to know the One who is; a different sort of knowing which books can point to but never provide. This sort of knowing must be acquired first hand…”

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