My post truth world
If there is anything that the last year, and even present circumstances, is showing me is that I live in a post truth world. I may be stepping into it a bit, but I find truth in the following two statements:
- The current crop of COVID vaccines does not protect me from the virus.
- The current crop of COVID vaccines protects me from the virus.
God doesn't want me to live here, but I can't control how others handle the truth. I can only claim responsibility for how I do that and, quite frankly, I don't do it well. I consider a verse like James 5:16 where he writes:
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."
Now I know this verse exists in a very special context, but I think there is applicability beyond that as well (Galatians 6:1 for example). Now, I have to admit, confessing my sins to believers in the church does not seem all that interesting to me. I would rather live in my post truth world and give the impression that I am all right. You need not worry about me. Tell me yours, brother, and I'll be sure to maybe pray for you.
Do I really believe that the truth will set me free or am I just afraid of the misery that it will bring me? I dare say the latter. Paying lip service to the pursuit of truth, which is really the pursuit of Christ, is my lot more often than not. How much do I love him? How completely will I worship him?