Truth, Incarnate or Incarcerated . . .
People from every walk of life are familiar with this cliché – “The truth will set you free”
It’s just a cliché, right? After all, if it were true, the world would be a different place, right? Well then, I guess that cliché about truth just isn’t true. You could say the same thing about food. Food will make you strong. How about air. Air will keep you alive.
Sounds silly, right? You have to eat the food, and inhale the air. The same is true about truth. You have to know it by taking it into your life. How? The same way you do food and air. Incarnate them. Turn truth into life the way food and air are converted into vitality.
Eat it. Breathe it. Love it. Become intimate with it.
This world famous cliché was authored by Jesus of Nazareth. “If you hold to my teachings, you are my disciples, then you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”. How do you know the truth? Is it really possible to know the truth instead of someone’s interpretation of it, or worse, your own version? The word know (ginosko,Gk) is a very colorful verb. The same word is used in reference to when Joseph knew Mary only after she delivered Jesus. – Matthew 1:25
This word know is idiomatic for a sexual relationship between a man and a woman. I will add, sex without the protection of condoms is what is implied. Intimacy between a man and woman produces children. Intimacy with truth produces freedom.
Truth just is, and unless we know it, we have wickedness and bondage instead of the offspring of freedom. Unless truth is incarnate in us, it, inexorably will be incarcerated instead by the prison house of our own flesh. It’s ironic. The only place where truth can be converted into freedom is the only place it is incarcerated, viz., our flesh and blood bodies.
Take the red pill with a full glass of water. Call me in the morning . . .