Truths are revealed by science, philosophy, religion, research, and through other various avenues. Truths get mixed up with opinions and sometimes facts. Who has the final say on truth? If put under the microscope, truth might be non-existent. Or are truths simply personal beliefs, varying from person to person? Truth might come out of the darkness with a gun and take everything from you. Truth might be like the sun filling your day with light. Who is to say that truth might not even be truth at all?
What am I saying? Sometimes I don’t know what truth is, even if it were to hit me on the head. What I believe to be truth now, may not be truth to me tomorrow. And what I held as truth yesterday may have already been left behind. I might be becoming familiar with a truth, but having trouble grasping it. I know and believe that “the truth shall set you free.” But, who would have thought that truth would be such as slippery thing.
As a Christian I believe Christ is “the way, and the truth, and the light.” Are we supposed to know all the truth expounded about Him in scripture? Probably, but I don’t think this happens too often. Seems that when Christ himself was on the earth, no one knew who He was. The pharisees saw Him as a rabbi, the wise men thought He was the King of the Jews. His neighborhood thought he was simply the carpenter’s son. Even John the Baptist asked on one occasion, “are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” The general public seemed to think of Him as a prophet or a prophet that came back to life. The Apostles themselves even asked, “what manner of man is this?” Peter was probably the most accurate when he said Jesus was “the Christ, son of the living God.”
See, sometimes you don’t know what truth is even if it is walking right beside you. Because each individual is different, truth is looked upon at different angles, seen in different ways. If I see the same truth this way and you see the same truth another way, do I have the real truth, or do you have the real truth? Maybe we are both right or wrong together?
Was Christ not a teacher, a prophet, a carpenter’s son, the one who “was” to come, a prophet, and the son of the living God? All those who speculated were right about something. Sometimes I don’t know what truth is, even if it were to hit me on the head. Maybe this is why tolerance requires respect, patience, and charity. Because no one has a monopoly on the truth. Whether it be political, religious, economical, science, or philosophy. Each individual sees truths from a different angle from a different point of view, that does not make the individual wrong for being different from you or me. Even if we all have the same truth, there are still differences of opinion of what is the truth.