Seek the Truth - Enjoy the Ride

There are those who continuously strive to prove what they believe is true. They even painfully change their believe to what seems most true. They may be unfaithful to their belief at certain times, but not to the truth, and they are seekers of the truth.

There are those who state what they believe is the truth. They even insist that their believe is truth in spite of evidence that it is not the truth. They may be faithful to their consistent belief, but not to the truth, and they are not seekers of the truth.

At any given time we need to have faith in our assessment of the truth, but we must be open to other assessments and change ours if it is not correct. If our believe in an individual truth contradicts our belief in another individual truth, our belief in one of the truths must be changed. Nothing is absolute or sacred, other than the actual truth.

Our understanding and belief in what is true is developed over time and is a continuing process that must be shared with others. Our understanding of the truth must never be fixed and isolated in the past.

Beware of those who would have us simply belief in anything without requiring verification. In verse 29 of chapter 20 of the Gospel of John, John has Jesus saying that Thomas has seen Jesus and believed. But blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. How can we wrong Thomas or anyone for seeking the truth?

Beware of those of those who indicate that theirs is the only belief pointing to the truth. In verse 6 of chapter 14 of the Gospel of John, John has Jesus saying that Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. And no one comes to the Father except through Jesus. Is it not simply self-serving to hint that your particular belief is the only way to attain the truth?

This page last updated on 5-3-2019.