The Desperate Longing for Truth

I have come to know about a situation which causes me to understand why people can sometimes become obsessed with getting the truth out about something.  As an example, you occasionally see a person in a high position called out for some sin they are committing and you wonder why it was so important they be exposed. Was it worth the damage?

I think I understand why these things get exposed.

If you learn about a lie and then watch it go on long enough, you begin to crave the truth.  You begin to want it like you want a breath of air for your lungs.

And you don’t just want the truth for yourself.  You don’t just want a few people to know.  You begin to want the truth to be broadcast on as broad a scale as will be meaningful.  You just want the truth to dispel the layers of obfuscation, partial disclosure, and lies with the destructive force of a bomb.

Will it hurt?  Yes.  But it will restore the truth.  And that has a high value of its own.  We need truth in our lives.  It is a terrible thing to have to live with an unraveling tapestry of lies.  Every day something else is lost.

Just burn down the corrupt edifice of deceptive fiction and start over.

The promise is there that God can find a way to make all things new.  Let us be committed to the truth.


2 thoughts on “The Desperate Longing for Truth

  1. I agree with your assessment. Especially in this time of relativism being the cause of so many people not adhering to what we know to be truth, we desperately need to clean house as a society and human beings. Truth is supposed to be freeing eventually if one accepts it.

    However, too many times in society, people don’t want truth to reconstruct someone’s life, they want to bring a punishment based on their particular feelings towards someone who “got away with” a lie. Yes, truth brought to any situation will strip away that which is not true, so it’s destructive in a way… but at its root, it’s constructive and positive.

    Rarely when it happens to someone in a high position do we see the reconstruction of their lives. Or, after the lies have been exposed, too few are willing to admit that we all have been in fact liars all too often in our own lives… so, there is a sense of “now that they have been exposed as a liar, we no longer have to consider them anymore”.

    If people actually were interested in the restoration of morality to a person being brought before the public I would share a more positive outlook on the whole process. But, like I said before, rarely do we see this type of thing without a vindictive or abusive flavour attached to it. Just my own two cents.

  2. It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. -John Locke

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