The random and occasionally humorous musings of a Baptist Minister who is trying to be a free sample of Jesus and discover God in the ordinary
Today we mourn the loss of Truth who died un-noticed, forgotten and much-maligned. Truth (age unknown) died after a long period of neglect and abuse at the hands of humankind who had not realised she had gone.
Despite her indeterminate age, people remarked that Truth seemed to have been around forever. References to her have been found in manuscripts covering all aspects and eras of human endeavour right from time's dawn.
Truth had always been fragile and vulnerable to being unfairly impersonated by half-truths, spin and fibs. And while in earlier years she stood firm against the tainted mimicry of her true self and dishonest ad libs her strength was undermined.
Truth tried to speak out against deceit and manipulation of facts that she claimed were abuse And looked in vain for allies who would help her counter the accusations of fake news by any who were so inclined.
Until her death Truth was often taken for granted and her full value was unappreciated by the masses. Her inate value was in her ability to speak plainly and honestly and not look through rose-tinted glasses at subjective perspectives offered in her place.
She refused to be swayed from her conviction that people deserved to see her for themselves, and in later years tried in vain to be heard above the resounding gongs of voices that had her expelled and couldn't look her in the face.
Truth came under significant pressure to moderate her radical convictions and purity, And adapt to the times to become what others told her to be as a sign of her social maturity to continue to speak to power.
Concerted attempts were made to bully her to concede her place in the bright light of scrutiny or believe what they told her to believe instead of speaking out about how what she could see was being turned sour.
"What is Truth?" is a question that has been asked through the ages (most notably on the lips of Governor Pilate) in an attempt at justifying an unwillingness to stand up for her in the face of fiscal influence or mob violence that sought to erase her.
Truth is much lamented by those who find victims of lies on the margins and in a maelstrom of misery. She had championed their cause against politics and money, power and might throughout the course of human history but died in their place.