Life is full of changes. Yesterday’s norm is never the same as today. Predictions often become very different realities. In this context, getting an inside word on what is going on is actually priceless. So much of the world is fiction – people building stories for their own agenda, wolves walking around in sheep’s clothing, and twisted representations of the truth. It is as if things are so close, yet so very far away.
It is still early days in an election campaign. Accusations are flying, rooted in history that I was a member of. Yet the context of every candidate is twisted to fit their message. Where is the truth? How can one remember? If one can’t (that’s me much of the time), how can one discern the true story? Can anyone be trusted?
The question was and is one of timing. If politicians really wanted to be helpful the truth would always be a present state of being. There is an alternative to the usual approach of glossing over important issues because they are uncomfortable, embarrassing, or complex. Leaders and participants could struggle together to find a common language of understanding. Those with an inside view would take the bold step of explaining their roles, motives, and perspective of the events at hand, even if it didn’t generate votes and a climb in the polls.
As I look around me, even with all the change at hand, the truth seems to be a rare commodity. Historically this has always been true. It is amazing how some, including Jesus, have taken a different course. Their words echo as inspiration to you and I today; “I'm telling you these things while I'm still living with you.” (John 14.25)
Today is wide open. We can progress the cause of mercy and love by standing up for what is right, defending the rights of those who cannot defend themselves, and by being a voice. We have an incredible opportunity which comes with extraordinary risks. People’s lives depend on what we do. Importantly, our lives too hang in the balance.
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