Fractions, factions, & half-truths

Half-truths chop reality into fractions and divide people into hostile factions. When people won’t humbly meet around truth, they arrogantly fight over error. Character will humbly embrace truth with grace, not replace it to save face.

What you think is happening isn’t necessarily what’s really happening. Facts face reality. Lies renounce it. Accusations without facts, ignore it. We can discover truth, report it, twist it, or deny it. But we can’t create truth.

Try to hear truth beyond what the herd has heard. Moove beyond group think. We’re surrounded by extraordinary things that we blindly consider common. Blessed are the meek. The meek bend to truth and don’t try to make truth bend to them.

Our perception isn’t precise, even when it pretends to be. We need God’s perspective. If you won’t think outside your comfort zone, you will be perpetually stuck there. Illusions of reality aren’t real, no matter how they make you feel.

If you’re trying to please people, you’re playing to an imaginary audience. They’re mostly ignoring you.

The Bible teaches that none of us know the whole truth. “We know in part.”

Truth seekers view reality
With honesty
And don’t just see
What they want to see.

If you don’t weed your mind
From time to time,
It will overgrow
With undergrowth.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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1 Response to Fractions, factions, & half-truths

  1. Jon says:

    The Spirit is sent to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Since Jesus said, “I Am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6), the Truth is infinite. This might take a while…

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