A Lantern in the Daytime

Pilate said to Jesus, “What is truth?” He did not wait for an answer.

On many occasions I have heard it said that young people of today no longer believe in absolute truth.  Truth, they say, is relative.  It also follows that, without absolute truth, there can be no absolute right or absolute wrong,

During the time of Aristotle and Alexander the Great, a Greek philosopher named Diogenes achieved some notoriety.  He was a caustic social critic known for his unconventional behavior.  Once, when observed walking around in the daytime with a lighted lantern, Diogenes was asked, Why?  Diogenes answered that he was looking for an honest man.  In the same way, I am tempted to walk around our nation’s capital today with a flashlight looking for the truth. Is there such a thing as truth?  And how will I know it when I find it?

I look to Lord Jesus for the answer.  He said we should love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves.  If we do this, I believe the way of truth will be opened for us, and we will know what is right and what is wrong and how we should behave.

Above all, love one another, just as Jesus Christ loves us and suffered for us.

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