Faith, Suffering

Love For Truth

I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
John 14:6
Pilate asked Jesus “what is truth?” Silently Jesus stands before Pilate longing to teach him the truth, but Pilate remained indifferent to the Truth standing before him. Turning his back on eternal truth he sentences Jesus to be crucified.  Pilate in his spiritual blindness fails to see the truth in the loving gaze of Jesus and loses the grace of repentance and conversion.
In order to live a faith filled life we must have a love for truth and a desire to seek truth no matter how difficult it may be. We are often fearful of the truth and the demands it makes on us, so we tend to shield ourselves against it and like pilate we turn on back on Jesus.  Seeking God in prayer we ask him to open our eyes and our hearts to receive  truth with courageous acceptance to the truth of who we are in the eyes of God.  Accepting those truths can be painful, however necessary if we are to advance in truth. Sometimes God allows a difficult circumstance and illness to practice this virtue.
Cancer is the cross he laid upon my back, painful as it is the grace of God has been at work in me. Jesus opened my heart to see the truth about who I am. In this dark night I looked into the eyes of truth and embracing that truth I found  the meaning of Agape love.
Truth guards us like a shield and protects you against the terror of the night.(see psalm 91) 
Truth liberates us, and gives peace to the soul. Obedience to the will of God will lead us to truth. As we journey through lent may Jesus let His gaze of love penetrate your soul with love and truth.
Behold, you desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.



  1. Such a beautiful reflection! And, I don’t think I have ever taken the moment to consider Pilate in the Passion story… how he looked Jesus in the eyes and condemned Him to death. I don’t know if that ever struck me, the way it did this evening.

    Thank you for giving me something new to ponder as we approach Holy Week in a couple weeks!

    1. thank you for reading this post. After watching the Passion of Christ I do an examen of conscience in which I put myself in Pilates place and review the day to see if I have denied Jesus. I hope you have a blessed Holy Week and Easter. You will be in my prayers.

  2. Beautifully said Tami. I’m glad to hear from you again and pray you are doing well.

    1. Thank you! All is well Jesus carries me in his arms.

      1. Yes, He does!

  3. Tami,
    True wisdom from you. Truth is indeed seen through suffering.
    Take care.

    1. Thank you David for always taking the time to read my little blog posts. God Bless

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