Speaking Truth

Having the courage to tell the truth and ask for it in return,
increases truth and our ability to work together.


What truth are you not telling?
Why aren't you telling it?
What will be the results of not telling the truth?

Have you had the experience of others not speaking to you?

Thomas Carlyle on Speaking Truth

Speak the truth or don't speak at all.
Certainly never conclude a person is a good speaker just because they have mastered the art of oratory, passionate proclamation, or clever communication. We are so often drawn to those who are best at spin doctoring the truth. Or presenting personal opinion as if it is the truth delivered once and for all to the saints! All you have to do is recall so much of the recent conversation on "church" by those who have a grievance against it.

When I read some of the just silly or angry words about the church, the passage that came to mind was simply, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone at the church." For some of the loudest critics (at least the ones I know personally) are also some of the most grievous offenders. 

Defining Wisdom

Wisdom. Truth. Knowledge. information. Insight. Enlightenment

Philosophy - the love of wisdom.
Theology - wisdom about God.

Wisdom is living according to what is good, true, right and beautiful. Wisdom is therefore, more than knowing facts. Wisdom is the reordering of your life so that it aligns with the good, the true, what is right and what is beautiful. Wisdom is a Way of Living.

Worshipping in Spirit and Truth (Reflection on Spirituality and Theology)

I want to know God. I want to enjoy God. I want to love God. I want to follow and serve God. i want to glorify God. It is good that I want those things, because God himself wants me to want those things.

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.  John 4:22-24

Spirit and truth. Truth and Spirit. It is actually even closer then that for Jesus says the Helper/Advocate is "the Spirit of truth" (John 14:16-17). And you will experience the Spirit of truth - with you.

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