I have had a couple of conversations this week about telling the truth. I know this topic comes up so often in politics, in telling someone if you like their new hair cut or not, in being brutally honest and hurting another. We tell the truth, people are set free, people are released from despair, and are able to move forward with this knowledge to make decisions. All of this is done in the name of truth.
Truth can be a weapon or a blessing. It depends on how this truth is used. Jesus told the truth to his disciples and the crowds, and many could not receive his truth. They simply could not or would not hear it. I have been there. I read in a book years ago about an alien that believed if he closed his eyes, no one could see him. I do this with truth that I don't want to hear.
When we lean into the truth of God, when we hear the truth of God's love for us, when we see God's love at work in the world, do we speak of this? Do we honor the holy work we have been called to be speaking truth?
Here is some truth we all need to hear: You are beloved. Wildly, Abundantly, Joyfully, Completely Beloved!
Now! Go live out that truth so that others might know as well.