Mar 28, 2015

Reflection on John 18: 38: What is Truth?

Here’s a reflection on John 18:38, where Pilate asks Jesus, “What is truth?”  It was written by lutheranjulia, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Reflection: What is Truth?
(inspired by John 18:38)

“What is truth?”
Pilate stared at the tired Galilean Jew in front of him.

Jesus was silent.

Pilate’s eyes widened.
“What is truth?” he repeated, more firmly.

Jesus didn’t blink.
Or speak.

There were no words to reply.
Jesus was answering the question.

Simply by being.
The sheer fact of his existence,
 his embodiment of all that is Holy,
answered the question.

The truth is never in words.
It was always, is always the Word.

The truth is a person,
a person named Jesus,
 the person we understand to be the Christ.

He is the way, the life, and the truth.
There is no other Truth.

This Truth,
this person,
promised we would encounter him in others.

In the hungry.
In the sick.
In the lonely.
In the imprisoned.
In the thirsty.
In the outcasts.

The Truth is in them.

~ written by lutheranjulia, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.