“ ‘Truth!’ said Pilate. ‘What does that mean’ “ (Jn 18). At one time, cubist painters tried to show objects from all sides at once. The writer, Franz Kafka, sometimes presented the same event, in rapid succession, as seen and understood by several persons. The details of what had happened were identical but the viewpoints were startlingly different. Each observer was deeply convinced of the truth of a particular point of view.
The truth in Jesus is very simple and very clear, but can be invisible to us if we are not prepared to see it. We tend to see Jesus, ourselves and the world through the prism of our prejudice and wishful thinking. This habit is so much a part of us that we take it for granted. God’s view is very different from that of any human being. The art of acquiring spiritual wisdom depends on letting go of prejudice and wishful thinking so that the Holy Spirit can lead us to divine truth.
May your truth enlighten me, Lord, so that I can share your perspective on the world and on myself, and come to know Jesus more fully. Open my mind and my heart to your wisdom.