Truth & Love

Two things that are as rare as diamond in this world. Sometimes, you wonder where does one begin and the other ends. Truth and love are like siamese twins; like two paints that a painter mixes in order to create a beautiful painting; each one disappears into the other. Truth cannot exist apart from love and neither can love exists apart from truth. You cannot take hold of one and not grab the other. They work in concert with one another.

If you care deeply about someone, in other words, you love that person; then you have an obligation to be truthful to that person because that is how love operates. Yet, we’ve been told over and over that the truth hurts; does it really? Jesus says, “And you will shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32 KJV). Is there pain in freedom? Yes. History taught us that. All the revolutions and wars that were ever fought in the name of freedom came with a huge price tag. These brave souls give their all for freedom, for truth. They wanted to be set free because they have found the truth. Truth is like a sneeze, no matter how hard you try to suppress it, it will come out. Once you know the truth, you cannot help but to pry the chains of lies and deception and oppression free/loose.

The truth hurts at first, but then it will always perform the necessary healing that the soul needs. My dear readers, be truthful in love, be loving in the truth so that you can be free, so that you can set someone else free.

 

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  1. “Love” and “Truth”! We can all agree that they are: Two different words with two different meanings. Truth is defined as: “a belief that is accepted as true, or a real fact about something.” Love on the other hand, can have diversified meanings. If you love your child, your parents, or your friend… That love is a feeling of attachment or deep affection. If you are in love with someone… That love is a feeling of deep romantic or sexual attachment for that person. If you love God or the people of faith…That love must be divine, unfailing, abounding, forgiving, enduring, and far reaching. In the case of a friend, a child, or a parent’s love relationships; there may be great trust… But the truth is always challenged. A child may lie to a parent to get something, to be with someone, or to go to forbidden places. A parent may lie to a child about finance, relationship with the other parent or new relationship, and sometimes to save a child from making a big mistake. A friend can lie to another friend to steal, to mislead, or to hurt one another. In the case of being in love: truth is accepted as true, but trust is mostly challenged. In the case of loving God, and our neighbor… We better be truthful because God does not play with fools. While “truthful in love” may be ideal; “loving in truth” will be challenged always…but know this: freedom is acquired not earned. In 1 Corinthians 4:2, 5 we read the following:
    “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. [5] Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.” Readers, be free to express yourself… That is indeed your God given right! Well done Poet1999… A great master piece!

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