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How Do You Handle Truth?

Have you ever seen A Few Good Men? In the movie Tom Cruise’s character goes, “I want the truth.” Jack Nicholson’s character responds, “You can’t handle the truth!” What ever happened to Mr. Cruise? Blame Top Gun for me thinking that he was an okay actor. I digress. Sorry.

How many of us are that way? Hopefully not all the time, perhaps never, but how many of us are faced with reality, not some airbrushed way of seeing things, but the true colors of how things really are? We might know what the truth is but we just do not want someone else to tell us.

And if and when they do, what is your reaction?

Does truth equal fear or freedom?  Right now I am thinking of Fleetwood Mac’s Tell Me Lies

“In building Christian character, beware of two great enemies: the world and self!” from Grace and Truth Magazine 🙂

Those five words and five letters

Have you ever seen the movie, A Few Good Men? No? Well I am not here to talk about the movie but five words that stood out. “You can’t handle the truth!”

Then I thought about a verse from Galatians 4 vs 16. “Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”

Truth, just five letters right; but letters that pack a powerful punch. Why? Because some of us are afraid to hear it. We are cautious to tell others. We hide it sometimes. We mix it up with lies. We ignore it. We dress it up to make it look better.

From blogs, TV, news, relationships, sports, school, work, government, activism, religion, music, entertainment, and on and on and on. So who are you? A truth teller? A truth denier? A truth arranger? A truth keeper?