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Truth

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"What is truth?" (John 18:38)

Discussion

Are you afraid of the truth?

Truth is God. It is absolute and certain. As defined in Webster's dictionary - "It is conformity to facts or reality, exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be." Truth is the weapon to fight against darkness and its author - Satan. M.K Gandhi had adopted truth and non-violence as weapons to fight against the British occupation of India at the risk of his life and ultimately he won it. The Bible says, "Truth shall set you free" and Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." Bible is the standard of truth. Anything not in accordance with the scripture is contemptuous, unacceptable and avoidable. Truth always follows persecution and blood. There is no freedom without spilling blood - that is the dictum of eternity. Jesus did it for the emancipation of human beings from the clutches of sin and death. It is ungodly to compromise the truth for personal safety and security.

Liu- Xiaobo, Nobel prize winner for peace in 2010 is in Chinese jail for standing for truth, freedom, and democracy. So the chair was left empty in the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prize.

"I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the name of the shop: THE TRUTH SHOP. The sales girl was very polite: What type of truth do you wish to purchase, partial or whole?" The whole truth, of course. She waved me on to another side of the store. . The salesman there pointed to the price tag. "The price is very high, sir, " he said. "What is it?" I asked, determined to get the whole truth, no matter what it cost. "Your security, Sir, " he answered.

We are in the post modern era of uncertainty of everything. We are practical survivors. "God bless those who are persecuted for doing right, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs" (Mathew 5:10).

Prayer

Jesus, save us from persecution of truth. Give us the courage to stand for You and your truth. We pray for those who are on the side of truth and under the threat of their life. All we ask in the name of Jesus.

Amen

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