More specifically, I have been reflecting on current and past situations trying to figure out what was and is real, and what was and is not. I’ve discovered we live in a world of veils and secrets, and I don’t like it.
I have always been one who is careful with my word. Simply because I know I hold others to their words, and I expect others to hold the same expectation of me. And while I think I will always hold people to their words, I also need to do a better job of discerning words of Truth from veiled words and actions that lack roots in Truth.
Or maybe there is a Truth with a capital “T” and truth with a lower case “t.” Can there be Truth you believe at one time and then grow out of that belief? Can you say something Truthful that could later bear no Truth?
This is a downfall of the human condition. We’re all born sinners, and we are given free will, choice, and voice. How we choose to use these is up to us. But God wants us to freely choose Truth and speak Truth.
How much of this is steeped in our innate sinfulness and how much of it is blatant disobedience? I’ll be the first to admit that while I consciously try to be careful with my words, I make mistakes.
Don Miguel Ruiz, in the book The Four Agreements, tells us to “use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”
John 1:1 states, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God and the Word was God.”
Now, when I listen, I will seek the Truth rooted in God and seek to speak Truth with a capital “T.”