Are you sure?


Are there some things you are absolutely sure of?

Things like 2 + 2 = 4 and never 5?

(In theory, 1 + 1 can equal 95 billion in 7 years. But that’s with bunnies, and that’s reproductive multiplication, not pure mathematics.)

That a fine crystal goblet you drop over the tile floor will fall because of gravity?

What about bigger questions?

Hydrogen is undergoing a fusion reaction to form helium in the Earth’s sun, giving off massive amounts of energy today. When you go to bed, do you expect the sun to give you light the next morning?

I think we’d all agree that 2 + 2 = 4, that the dropped goblet will fall, and that hydrogen will fuse to give us light tomorrow are true.

That’s one of the beauties of truth. It doesn’t matter what your age is, what your gender or ethnic origin are, whether you’re tall or short, ugly or knock-their-socks-off gorgeous. It meshes perfectly with reality. And reality is that which still remains whether I want to believe in it or not.

Why has the concept of truth been swept aside like so much rubbish in our deep conversations about the way life works? About who we are now and what we should be in the future? About whether the real us, the software not the hardware, has an existence and purpose far beyond a few dozen years?

So what did Jesus mean when he said he was the truth? In the coming weeks, let’s explore what that means for our lives together. We might be surprised what God will do to make the reality of his love as obvious as 2+2 = 4.

Are there things that you’re convinced are true?

I’d love your comments to start the conversation, but let’s always remember to THINK before we post. Before hitting “submit,” let’s ask whether what we’re posting is True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind.

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One thought on “Are you sure?

  1. Katie Powner

    I wonder if the concept of TRUTH is such a difficult one to ponder and discuss simply because real TRUTH is all but impossible to find in our world today. But, if something is true, it is true whether we believe it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, and whether we know it or not. Thanks for the post, Carol!


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