Although I had written part of the post during the week last week, I failed to complete it and send it out before we left on vacation this past Saturday. And to be honest with you, I simply forgot to finish it when we arrived at our hotel in Tifton, Georgia that evening. And in addition to that, it never entered my mind as we traveled on Sunday to our final destination here in Cape Canaveral, Florida. As a matter of fact, if I had not been reminded of it in a text from a good friend this morning it would probably have been this coming Saturday before I realized what had happened. So thank you Mike Bailey for holding me accountable to the task. And now that all of the excuses are out of the way let’s move on with last week’s post.
For some time now I have been considering doing a short series on what I believe is a very simple yet very important topic, but one that is constantly misused and abused by many people. And that is the truth! Yes, I mean the topic is truth and I want to take a look at what it means to different people in different situations and bring it all the way back around to its simplicity. For instance, if you look closely at the second sentence in this paragraph you will see an example of exactly what I am talking about. When I made the statement “And that is the truth!” it seemed obvious that I was referring to what I had said in the sentence before it. But which part? Is it that the topic is simple and important or is it that it is misused and abused? Is it all of the above or is it not even close to any of those things? Well, I think you see what I am talking about.
I can remember growing up as a child and being told by my parents and others that I should always tell the truth. Certainly, what they meant by that was that I should never tell a lie or much simpler put, an untruth. I’m sure most of you were raised being taught much the same thing. As a result, we developed an understanding that this is how the world around us should operate and in many cases set us up for believing some things others said out of respect for them. But we found out later that it was not always the case that what we were told by those we were taught to respect was not always the truth. And that is when we began to question who we could trust and have confidence outside of our parents. We just knew they would never tell us an untruth. So that brings us to the point of asking a profound question; “Who can we trust”? We will get to that answer by the time we finish the series.
In our post this coming Saturday we will take a look at a number of different people and what they stand for and make some recommendations as to whether they are speaking the truth and if we can trust them. So hang on, there is more to come.