Category Archives: Truth

The Sobering Effect Of Truth

Any of us more than twenty-five years old can probably remember where we were when we first heard of President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.

British novelist David Lodge, in the introduction to one of his books, tells where he was–in a theater watching the performance of a satirical revue he had helped write. In one sketch, a character demonstrated his nonchalance in an interview by holding a transistor radio to his ear. The actor playing the part always tuned in to a real broadcast. Suddenly came the announcement that President Kennedy had been shot. The actor quickly switched it off, but it was too late. Reality had interrupted the staged comedy. For many believers, worship, prayer, and Scripture are a nonchalant charade. They don’t expect anything significant to happen, but suddenly God’s reality breaks through, and they’re shocked.
Brian Powley

Grasping Water

You cannot grasp water in your hand. It drops through your fingers
You cannot grasp truth in your mind.
It drops through your thoughts.
You can only posess water by drinking it,
Taking it into your body.
You can only posess truth by living it,
Taking it into your heart.
Celtic Parables, Robert Van De Weyer, p10

How Many Legs Does A Cow Have?

There is a story about Abraham Lincoln who was arguing with a political opponent.
“How many legs does a cow have?” he asked his adversary.
“Four, of course,” came the disgusted reply.
“That’s right,” agreed Lincoln. “Now suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?
“Why, five, of course,” was the confidant reply.
“Now, that’s where you’re wrong,” said Lincoln. “Calling a cow’s tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

The Elephant

There was once a blind man who wanted to know what an elephant was. So people brought one for him to touch. The man put out his hand and felt the trunk and said it was like a tree. His companions were also blind and wanted to find out about this creature. One grasped the ear and said it was like a fan. Another took hold of the tail and said it was like a rope. So each one believed he had the answer but none of them had grasped the whole truth.
Hinduism – By S.C. Mercier