When I took this photo of Deborah the Judge at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Jasper, Georgia I got to thinking about the meaning of truth in our world today. I could hear the chorus of smart people screaming at the top of their lugs. Everything is based on perspective! You must recognize your own micro aggressions! There is no objective truth! Statistics can make anything right! The problem I found with all of these sayings was the truth still exists no matter what angle or bias we each have.
To base anything we do on a falsehood rests our venture on disturbed earth. We cannot put a good foundation down on disturbed earth. We must dig until our piles sit strong on rock to build a house. In the same way our relationships with people need the same solid rock to build on. God provided us this through revelation over the course of time in both words of his son and natural law.
Trying to understand the world today, through its constant tumble of noise and purposefully confusing narratives is painful. Yet we must make as much sense of it as possible to find truth to build our homes and relationships on. Failure to do so makes us a mob, and a mob never does any good to anything or anyone. In fact mobs usually are the devil's tool to cause good and easily mislead people great ruin.
In times like this we all must put down the hype, research sources, understand biases, and look into history to see what similar paths lead to before. We can only do this through personal silence, reflection and calm discussion with others to steel our understanding of the reality before us. I also know if we listen to the wind we hear around us, we may also just open ourselves up to hearing God's advice as well. Then just maybe, when we act it will be just and righteous working for God and not against.