Monday, June 04, 2012

There Are Different Kinds of True

Revelation 3.7-13

Jesus says he is the True One. That’s right—in Christian thought, Truth is a person, not a proposition.

But that’s another riff for a different day. I’m more interested in the two Greek words for truth. One means the kind of truth that is distinct from a false statement.

2 + 2 = 4, is true. 2 + 2 = 2.3 is false.

The other truth distinguishes between that which is real and that which is imaginary, fantastical, or illusionary.

Bicycles are true. Talking rutabagas are false.

This is the kind of True that Jesus is. He’s the “Real” True.

When we’re afraid of worst possible scenarios, doomsday prophecies, and have concerns that every good thing in this life is merely a dream…look to Christ. He shows us what’s real. And the Truth is that—even if the world did end tomorrow (it is 2012 after all)—we will only be faced with a sweeter, better reality than this one.

The Truth is that you don’t have to be afraid.

The Truth is that you’re not alone.

The Truth is that you don’t have to be the best, nor are you the worst.

The Truth is found in He Who Makes All Things Real.

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