Five Minute Friday: truth

After many months of hiatus, I’m returning to the blog – joining up with Five Minute Friday, hosted by Kate Motaung. Five minutes of free-writing on a given prompt. No editing or overthinking. So here goes … 

It’s so important that I named my daughter after it. Alethia, meaning truth in Greek. It’s easy to lose; hard to find sometimes. Other times it’s staring at you in the face, and then maybe you don’t want to admit what it is.

Pilate asked, “What is truth?” in the face of Truth Incarnate, Jesus led like a lamb to die on the cross.

We ask, “What is truth?” out of confusion. Desperation to know. Refusal to admit it because then it has claims on your life.

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Truth should be sweet. Refreshing like purified water. There are so many half-truths and deceptions floating around our world. To discover truth in any form is beautiful. Or at least it should be.

But for me, truth too often seems dry. Unconnected to my life. Which is the furthest thing from the truth. It roots me, anchors me in storms. Telling it leads to freedom and connection and community. Even when it’s hard. Always when it’s coated in love. It’s how I grow. Receiving and telling the truth in love.

Truth isn’t dry when we remember it’s always to be joined to love. Many more will argue with truth who cannot argue with love. So let’s wed the two together, as they’re meant to be. And then truth is attractive – winsome – sought for – and secure.

9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: truth

  1. YAHOOO! 🙂 So wonderful to get this post and especially appreciated these words of wisdom today:

    “Truth isn’t dry when we remember it’s always to be joined to love. Many more will argue with truth who cannot argue with love. So let’s wed the two together, as they’re meant to be. And then truth is attractive – winsome – sought for – and secure.”

  2. “Truth isn’t dry when we remember it’s always to be joined in love”. How beautiful a truth is that! When I remember the two go together, then the truth that is being revealed won’t be so hard to accept. Thanks for this beautiful post. Your neighbor #38.

  3. Awesome reminder of the “marriage” between truth and love. So many times I, maybe we all, forget that and march on in self-righteous TRUTH, leaving a trail of devastated relationships in our loveless wake. Or we pour out the love without a thought to TRUTH, and the result is a sappy stream of empathy with no root. We need both. Always. Love you, Heather! DAD

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