Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trueblood: loyalty to truth

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Commemoration of Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
    [Jesus in prayer:] “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
    —John 17:17 (NIV)
    The only way for a Christian to be loyal to his central commitment is to be as honest as he knows how to be. It is important to survive, but it is even more important to tell the truth, and we can never tell the truth if we are seeking, primarily, to prove a point.
    ... Elton Trueblood (1900-1994), The Future of the Christian, Harper & Row, 1971, p. 9 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me away from pointless debate.
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