Monday, September 29, 2008

These Three.....but the greatest....

In this journey of questions...seeking TRUTH. I find that it is good to start with those who have gone before. The one I am going to focus on this time is Paul, from the Bible. Paul, through his writings shows that he was working through this issue of TRUTH: what are the few things that lay underneath everything?
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13 about how Love should be the point behind everything we do, as Christians. It should be a heart things, not a law thing. At the very end of the chapter, Paul writes: "And these three remain: FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. But the greatest of these is LOVE."
Paul reveals what he feels as the underlying TRUTH. He feels that through these things all of everything else can be understood. But Paul does not leave it just in this life, but the next. With his final sentence calling the greatest LOVE. He has taken it all the way through as these types of TRUTH must be done. By taking the first and last and most extreme situations, we can narrow from a large list of truths into the actual TRUTH. Only TRUTH will hold in every situation. Paul says that FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE are the final three, and when he takes it based on eternity he finds that even FAITH and HOPE are no longer applicable. You see FAITH and HOPE are no longer needed when you are with God in eternity because both of their purposes are already fulfilled with being with God.
I believe that Paul really worked it all the way through. Perhaps, when you test truths to find TRUTH all you end up with is LOVE? For me, I still have a lot more questions that remain unanswered, even if this is TRUTH there is so much further to go....let us continue the journey

Friday, September 26, 2008

What is truth?

TRUTH is what we are on a journey for...all of us in one way or another is looking for our version of TRUTH. I am not talking about when you want someone to tell the truth, this is something so much bigger.
American Heritage Dictionary refers to it as "often Truth That which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence."
TRUTH, as I am referring to it, is the deepest realities, "supreme realities," the things that lay beneath all and everything. TRUTH is the few things that hold true in everything and everytime for everyone. TRUTH is what is universal to all people everywhere, everywhen. TRUTH is simple but often tried to be made complicated.
Galileo put it this way: "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
This is why we are on a journey, each of us, searching for our version of TRUTH.
We must search with more than our heads though, because as "We know the truth, not only by the reason, but by the heart." - Blaise Pascal

Come with me on this journey of questions, seeking TRUTH... maybe we will each in our own way and own time find the same TRUTH lies within everything... "the point is to discover them"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Journey of Questions... The Beginning

In life, there are so many questions; questions that often times go unanswered, or even unasked. I believe that a lot of times it is because they will take too much effort, be too difficult to answer, or might change how we live.

I believe it is these questions that will guide us to the truths that lie in the deep; the few truths that make up the basis for everything. These truths will bring us to the true understanding of God. In understanding God, we may more understand who we are and are created to be. If we all do this, we would have a love filled world.

Come with me on this journey; one that will bring more questions then answers, but through it all maybe the truths that line beneath it all. The truths Jesus was refering to when he said, "I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life."

Let us begin, or more accurately continue, the journey of quetions...