Are we or not on the right track?

Posted by Christine Nusse on Jul 3, 2004 | Categories: Seasons of the Spirit
“When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.”

John 16:12-15

But what is truth? Pontius Pilate did ask that very question from Jesus who remained silent.

Are there several truths, like facets of a diamond, depending on the perspective one looks from? The truth we know as ours, who we are -having received our sexual orientation from God as a gift-, contradicts the truth people say we are, -deviant and intrinsically disordered-. Which one is true, which one is not? This is a quite painful alternative. It would be great if we could say: “Please, may the true truth stand up!” And we would see the truth finally unveiling itself in the sight of all. We would be vindicated at last, or proven wrong?

We grasp in the dark with in one hand our gut feelings and in the other the conflicting messages of our families, society, and religion. Can we indeed receive the promised Spirit and be guided to a truth solid enough to build a life on?

Fundamentalists of all faith are absolutely certain of their truth. Is it that sort of conviction we are looking for? I would hope not, as too often the rock upon which one stands becomes the stone thrown at others.

Instead I see truth, not as a rock, but as a process.

A process. “He will guide you to all truth”.

The process began when we were born and continued through all the steps of our coming out, never complete, never completed.

How do we know we are engaged in the true process? How do we know we are on the right road?

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