Living in TRUTH

John 18 v28-40

“‘What is truth?’ retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, ‘I find no basis for a charge against him.” v38

Fake news v real news.

Opinions over the governments handling of the Covid crisis.

Prophetic insights over lockdown.

Our minds are full of divided voices.

There’s no shortage of knowledge, thinkers are all around us.

 

Pilate v the Jewish leaders.

The Jewish leaders knew that if they entered Pilates palace they would be unclean.

‘What are the charges against Jesus?’

‘Are you the king of the Jews?’

Knowledge can be wrong. You can know something your whole life and what you know is wrong.

 

‘What is true?’ v the TRUTH.

And TRUTH was standing in front of him.

And TRUTH had testified to the truth.

And TRUTH had listeners on his side.

Truth is. Truth lives. We need truth.

 

Today is VE day, 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe. Whole populations had been fed a lie by their leaders regarding the Jews being the cause of WW1. A lie became knowledge and knowledge corrupted the truth.

Father Edward P. Doyle, a chaplain in the US Army during WWII, participated in the liberation of Nordhausen. He recalls: “I was there. I was present. I saw the sights. I will never forget. You have heard the story many times before. On the night of April 11, 1945, my division, of which I was the Catholic chaplain, took the town of Nordhausen. The following morning, with the dawn, we discovered a concentration camp. Immediately the call went out for all medical personnel that could be spared, to be present. […] On that morning in Nordhausen, I knew why I was there. I found the reason for it – man’s inhumanity to man. What has happened to that beautiful commandment of the Decalogue, the commandment of God to love one another?” A lie became knowledge and the truth of love was lost for millions.

I was increasingly unsure of things prior to the lockdown.

I am during it and thinking of post lockdown only fills me with more uncertainty.

Some people are so sure of things, let them be.

What I know is Jesus is the TRUTH.

We must testify of the TRUTH to God, we must align ourselves under Him.

We must speak the TRUTH to ourselves or have someone do that for us.

We must speak of the TRUTH to others, the gospel is the same good news and we must tell.

Let’s worry less about knowledge. That is what the cross is all about.

Whatever lies in front of us let it be about the TRUTH, JESUS CHRIST, let us love HIM and love OTHERS. That is the TRUTH. That is what is waiting for us tomorrow. Let knowledge bow to this TRUTH.

 

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