Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Power of Truth

A common manifestation of our sinful nature is a fear of truth.  Truth be told, many of us prefer lies.  I sometimes encounter someone who is so practiced at fabricating his own reality that he has lost the ability to distinguish truth from lie.  The deceiver becomes the deceived.   Not only does such ingrained self-deception have grave eternal consequences--it creates a cavernous separation from the God of Truth--but it robs that person of the goodness of truth.  And despite feelings to the contrary, truth is the "good stuff."  Truth is at the heart of who God is: Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life" (Jn. 14:6).  Jesus also declared the power of truth: "and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (Jn. 8:32).   May we choose--daily--the power of truth over the bondage of lies.