Feb 14, 2012

Happy Love & Truth Filled Valentine's Day!

Valentines everywhere.

I awakened to find them-- 
Beside the coffee pot
The bed
In the bathroom,
Living room.
Valentines, valentines--
Love sprinkles were everywhere.

Then Hubby said, "May I read something?"
Touched deeply by his caring and the truth shared--

I wanted to share this magnificent truth
With you.

An Excerpt from:
"Is There Life After Truth
Richard John Neuhaus
The Veritas Forum Yale University, 1996

The Search for Truth

...To be human is to seek the truth,
and the quest for truth is an open-ended adventure.
It really is an excitement, and yes, a kind of delight,
into an exploration that is never ended in this life.

It'll be ended at the time in which,
as St. Paul says in I Corinthians,
'then will I know fully even as I have been fully known'
and we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face.'

Until then, this truth is something that more possesses us
than we possess it.
It is much more a matter of being possessed by the truth
than possessing the truth.

It is a matter of walking along a certain way,
the way of the One who said,
'I am the way,
and the truth
and the life.'
(John 14:6)
'Follow Me.'

The Christian understanding is that truth is found only in following,
in a faithful, trusting following.
It's a following in which we can't see where the next step is,
where we really do say with Cardinal Newman,
'O, lead, kindly light.'

We do not need to see the distant destination,
we need to know only the company.
We need to know only the One who travels with us and says,
'I am the way, the truth and the life.
And whereever the honest quest for truth is going to take you,
it's going to take you to where I am'. "

(A Place For Truth - Edited by Dallas Willard, pg. 24, IVP Books)