Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ~John 14:6
Your belief does not make Truth true
Truth is ever true and can be nothing else
All else is false and cannot be made true by thought
So, believe or do not believe
It does not matter
Truth shines ever radiant
Seen clearly by the soul
Unencumbered by mind's need to know
When my blogging friend, Galen, at No Way Cafe, posts the above poem, I find myself reading it over and over. Such simple phrases, yet the meaning of the words transcends so many of our preconceived notions about the essence of truth.
A popular concept arising in the 1960s and gaining support in the years that follow is the notion that "truth is relative." I'm reminded of what Pontius Pilate says to Christ Jesus in the musical, Jesus Christ, Superstar, at the Lord's trial: But what is truth? Is truth a changing law? We both have truths. Are mine the same as yours?
Here we see a supposition that truth is not a final, unchangeable entity, but something that can be manipulated by thoughts and beliefs. Galen begs to differ when she writes, "Truth is ever true and can be nothing else."
So, how are you and I expected to know what is true, what is good, what is real, what is eternal? We look to Jesus, the ultimate purveyor of truth, wisdom, strength, and salvation.
And we don't simply settle for what we perceive in our minds, but place our very souls into the hands of Jesus. In doing so, we can rest assured that the truth we uphold in our daily lives is the only one there is.
There is no changing it. Its radiance will not be denied.
God's truth will shine on.