March 11

Reflection

We were determined to share with you
not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well.

I Thessalonians 2:7b-9

Words come to life within a person. Who we are speaks more clearly than what we say. It is easy to speak in pious language but usually our listeners carry away no long term convictions. Our media is so filled with words that bend the facts and political figures who “misspeak” that society has become numbed for lack of truth. Yet, there really is no such thing as alternate truth. It is either true or it isn’t.  As people of integrity, we are expected not only to share the truth of the gospel but also to share it in our very selves.

Prayer

May I speak the truth in love.

Action

Am I afraid to speak what I truly believe? Do my words allow others to understand my beliefs and aspirations? Where do I share my very self?

Suggested Reading

I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:6

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Stephen Covey

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
Lucretia Mott

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Spencer Johnson

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Alduous Huxley

That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.
 P. C. Hodgell

If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Anonymous

 

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