The truth in love is the truth of love

It seems unlikely that every “truth” presented in His name is actually truth Jesus came to reveal. If we understand seeking truth as nailing down a working set of intellectual premises, developing a detailed set of behavioral expectations, or “lovingly” imposing this “truth,” as we’ve interpreted and codified it, upon other people, we might be missing the point. I don’t pretend to know the whole truth about everything Jesus said and what He wants us to do with it, but it doesn’t seem like the truth Jesus came to tell us is that God is mad, we’re all doing it wrong, and His love is conditional. That was the perception for thousands of years. Doesn’t seem like God had to come down here to confirm that.

Christ’s message seems to offer love instead of fear, hope instead of rejection, grace instead of condemnation, and transformation instead of retribution. What if Jesus’ truth isn’t systematic or philosophical, but relational? What if a truth that transforms how we think and respond to everything is discovered through awareness, acceptance, and continuous discovery of God’s love for us, in us, and through us?

Father, thank you for revealing Your love through Christ.