Thu, May 11, 2017
The truth resolves some difficulties and creates others.
"The truth shall make you free"; that is, free from the woes, the yokes, the burdens which sin imposes.
Yet that same truth brings problems of another kind. It cannot be otherwise, since we are forced to entertain truth in a world dedicated to the lie. Human society is in a quiet conspiracy against the truth as far as it touches spiritual and moral things. The soul dedicated to God's truth is never popular with the multitudes. They make him pay for his love of truth. And that creates a problem for him.
Wherever and whenever truth gets itself incarnated in a man, that man is sure to become the target for every kind of opposition from the casual barbed insult of a professed friend to the carefully prepared campaign of the avowed enemy. The problem this creates for the man of truth is how to accept these attacks in the spirit of charity, how to keep cool and patient when all his old natural reflexes urge him to strike back with every weapon at his command.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
First Corinthians 13:6-7
Living out truth in the midst of untruth cause wounds. To accept those wounds without rancor or retaliation requires that we allow the love of Christ to flow through us. And that love heals the wounds.
Lord, I ask for a miracle--Your love. Love for truth and for the enemies of it.