Lenten Blog 2/27/2018
One of the more challenging things in life is to always speak the truth. There is a Jim Carrey movie that plays on this whole theme called Liar, Liar. Jim is an attorney who for 24 hours has to tell the truth because of a wish of his son. This is terrible because as a lawyer he would often spin the truth in such a way that is was not the truth anymore. God always wants us to tell the truth but to do so with love.
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the head, that is, Christ. (Ephesians 4: 15)
There is a plan with the truth and love in this verse, that we grow as the people of God. That we grow to resemble and learn from Jesus who always spoke the truth and even is known as the “truth.” Even when confronting people with their sin, Jesus would have the individual know that he loved them and that grace can be provided. Learning the truth about yourself can be hard, but Jesus always wants this to be understood with the reality that he has plans for each of us despite of failures and weaknesses.
In Christ’s Service,