Weekend Thought by John Milbank

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“I tell you the truth”.I quote that statement by Jesus because it is important to establish exactly where we are going and from where we have come.

Jesus used these words often in his ministry and it set the scene leaving no doubt as to the authority of his words.

“I tell you the truth, because ‘I am the truth’ and nothing can be brought to bear against my words. Nothing.” (John 14.6)

Here is another quote by someone familiar: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

That is by Winston Churchill and, like many who tread the rocky path of politics, he encountered both the light and the darkness of the fragile wisdom of man.

That which is built upon truth will not only last for ever but will greatly influence for the good whatever and whoever it touches.

Where is the source of truth? It is in every person’s DNA, because every person is made in the image of God.

How do we discover it? It will come from the person to whom “the truth” has been revealed and will stand the test of time.

Buddha said: “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth”.

Truth always prevails and, like light shining in a dark place, will always reveal what is false. The fall of mankind originated from a lie and from the “father of lies” Satan.

Jesus was sent by God, and the work continues through those who have chosen to give themselves to him; to overturn the chaos of a world that has been built upon that original lie; the lie that says “man can do it alone”.