Truth

The Latin word for friend is amicus (m.) or amica (f.).

The Latin word for truth is veritas.

What is truth? Two thousand years ago, a cynical Roman governor named Pontius Pilate asked the same question: “What is truth?” I wonder if Pilate asked this question with a sneer and looking down on a Jew named Jesus? Or perhaps as portrayed in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ: a tired man trying to get to the bottom of things as a crowd threatens to riot literally in front of his face?

If you are a post-modernist, anti-objective truth, pro-situational ethics, group-think, hipster-think, pro “COEXIST” bumper sticker, pro-tolerance, this is not your cup of tea (as the Brits say). Post-modernism will eventually implode in a fiery death when reality hits. Just because you don’t like something, it does not make it any less true.

There are absolutes. There are uncompromising moral standards. There is justice. And there is grace. Someone rightly said: the opposite of a great truth is not a great lie but another great truth. Another person rightly said: “Speak the truth in love.”

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. – C.S. Lewis

Remember, we are all in the same boat; it is just that some of us have been more blatant in our sins than others. The way forward has always been through our Lord Jesus Christ.