Our minds are capable of learning many things. In school and in church we are taught a lot. While in school we aretaught what is factually correct, in church we learn about what is true: Jesus.
In repsonse to Pilate’s questions about what truth is, Jesus responds, “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” In His answer Jesus implies that there is a relationship or connection between people who know the truth and Jesus himself. In order to know the truth, we must listen to Jesus and come to know Him.
We listen and learn by being in contact with the teacher. Through the written Word of the Bible, through the Word spoken in church, through time in prayer, and through fasting we seek to learn about and grow in Jesus. Our learning and connection to Jesus is in direct proportion to the effort we choose to put in and to the amount of time we spend with Him. For example, if all we are willing to give is one hour on Sunday morning then our connection and understanding is less than it could be. On the other hand, if we also choose to spend time in the Word and prayer each day, what we know as truth will be greater.
As we come to know Jesus more and more, what the truth is becomes clearer and clearer. As we grow in our love of God, it start to spill out into love of all of God’s children. This love we share with Jesus becomes a love we share with all we meet. As we grow into Jesus, our lives are transformed by His truth. Jesus seeks to transform us so that we become His love poured out daily to all we meet. This day may His love radiate from us and through us in all we do and may it flow out to all we meet.
Scripture reference: John 18: 33-38