Or, “The All in Life”
The great irony? Pilate was looking at “the Truth.” The previous 25 uses of the word had made this clear.
Standing before Pilate was the man who lived the
Repeatedly Jesus said,
“I only do what I see the Father doing.”
“I only say what I hear the Father saying.”
“I came not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”
“The Father and I are one.”
These sayings speak of a Presence in which Jesus lived.
In this way he manifested “Truth.” Not the truth of concepts or knowledge. Not the truth Pilate seemed to be seeking. But the Truth of living in God.
Jesus invited his followers to join him in living in this truth:
“All who believe into me shall not die forever.”
“You will know that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you.”
That is, right now we can abide in God in eternity. Eternal Life right here right now.
This Truth is not just the longevity of eternal Life but its
It calls forth
to be All In.
Remember the Awakened Enthusiast?
Isn’t following Jesus not to mimic the particulars of his life? Aren’t we rather invited to follow his all in way of life?
Isn’t this what life infused with the Spirit means? As we
prepare the meal,
bathe the elders,
negotiate the deal,
navigate difficult conversations,
balance the checkbook,
change the diapers, etc.?
And, yes, as we cast the fly, swing the club, and kick the ball?
Don’t moments like “The Perfect Cast” reveal what knowing and experiencing the Truth is?
Aren’t these the moments that set us free and inspire us to live all of life – every moment no matter how difficult and challenging – fully awake, fully present, fully aware, all in?
What is Truth? Truthfully, I really don’t know.
I suggest the Joy of being a child of God. Fully alive in God, living the moment all in, Joy in everything.
Ordinary Life Extraordinarily Lived.
Please don’t forget to engage (= tell God your response and listen for God’s response to you). [If you are new to our blog, a description of our method of “engaging,” which is a method for readying and praying with the Bible, other literature, and life itself, can be found here.].
Grace and Peace,
More to come … Stay tuned for the final installment of “What is Truth?”