Why are we reluctant to get to the heart of the matter? Why do we shy away from saying the truth? There is a fear that keeps us from saying what we know to be true in our heart of hearts. All of life is a struggle between fear and love. (1 John 4:7-21)
One of my tennis friends and I were discussing a recent youth disturbance (a near riot, actually) at a local movie theater. We spoke of drugs, race, lack of parental guidance, etc. When the truth of the matter is a lack of knowledge and acceptance of Christ as Lord and savior among those involved.
My brother in law’s apartment complex experienced numerous car break-ins last night. We discussed the reasons for it. Lack of security, unsupervised teens looking for drug money, etc. When the real root cause, the truth is a lack of knowledge and acceptance of Christ as Lord and savior among those involved.
Lack of civility in political discourse, greed and corruption, horrible acts in the news, arrogant and prideful world leaders, wars, drug overdoses, marital discord, lack of purpose, selfishness…. What is the cause of all of the evil in the world? Hint: It’s not politics, race, religion or gender.
Why do we dance around the truth? Why do we fear speaking the truth? All of life is a struggle between fear and love. (1 John 4:7-21)
“I am the way, the TRUTH, the life…” – Jesus Christ (John 14:6)