Living the Truthby Alan W. Jones
Our society places a high value on truth but is confused about the nature of truth and truth-telling. We often equate truth with "the facts," but factual accuracy is only one aspect of the truth. We are all pilgrims on the way to truth, Jones believes. In these meditations he draws on a wide spectrum of theology, literature, and the arts to aid us in the journey toward truth.
These twelve meditations look at truth as fact, fiction, narrative, covenant, betrothal, and mystery. What might it mean to act truthfully? What is the relationship between truth-telling and integrity? How does telling the truth make us whole? What do we mean when we say that Jesus is the Truth?
"Truth is a matter of trust," Jones writes. "Trust holds human beings together. It is fundamental to the mystery of covenant. Truth as trust is a matter of discernment, of knowing where we should locate ourselves in the human drama, of knowing when to speak and when to keep silent. There is nothing more poignant in the spiritual life than knowing the truth but having to remain silent because the time is not yet right."ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alan Jones is the Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and former professor of ascetical theology at the General Theological Seminary. His many books include Exploring Spiritual Direction, Living the Truth, Journey Into Christ, Soul Making, Passion for Pilgrimage, and The Soul's Journey.
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