We either speak the truth in love, or speak a lie in hate. Even though the lie we speak might be shrouded in loving words, even though on the surface it seems tolerant and all-embracing, due to its nature a lie is still hateful.
Try as we might we cannot change the nature of a thing. A tiger stalks its prey, because its nature is to stalk its prey. A lie is hateful, because its nature is hateful. Men, who speak lies to you, whether from a pulpit or a political dais, hate you.
We fool ourselves into believing they are ‘protecting us from the truth,’ but in reality what they are doing whenever they perpetuate their lies is saying, ‘I have so little respect for you as a human being, that I will lie to your face, without blushing or flinching.’
Truth isn’t always sweet to the taste, light to the touch, or pretty to the eye, but it is the only way which leads to life.
Tragically we have come to despise those who speak the truth, and deify those who do the best job of lying to us. I fear it takes more than skill to convince someone that they’re not really seeing what they are in fact seeing, or hearing what they are in fact hearing…it takes the tacit acquiescence of the second party to believe the fables being regurgitated by the first party.
‘I know you’re lying, you know you’re lying, but the truth is so uncomfortable that I’d rather pretend you’re telling me the truth.’
So, yes, elbow grease and tenacity will get us out of the pit we’ve dug for ourselves, there are political solutions to spiritual problems, Jesus doesn’t care what you do as long as you tithe, and of all the nations of the earth, we are the only one who will be spared the justice of God.
While we’re at it, I’m not fat I’m just big boned, my hairline isn’t receding my forehead’s just getting bigger, and soy burgers really do taste like the real thing.
We can either continue wasting time attempting to will our illusions into the realm of reality, or find a quiet place, get on our knees, and pray like we’ve never prayed before.
Although men will continue to lie to your face telling you everything’s going to be alright, the future is bright, and if you buy their special vitamin water you will be a swimsuit model within a fortnight, your eyes, your ears, and common sense itself tell you different.
The one thing in this entire equation that is as yet unpredictable, is how violently those whose illusions are about to shatter into a million pieces will react upon seeing reality for the first time.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.