Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Seek the Truth

In her comment below on the chicken and egg post about the Bible, Carol quoted Quaker George Fox from a song he wrote which said,
"Will you swear on the Bible?" "I will not," said he, "For the truth is as holy as the Book to me."
Fox's words remind me of a few other quotes on Truth. One of the quotes is etched into the wall of the library at Virginia Seminary, where I received a Masters in Divinity. The words were from a professor of a previous generation are

Seek the truth, come whence it may, cost what it will.
In John 4:23, Jesus says,
But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
and in John 8:31-32
If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
Finally, Simone Weil writes in her book Waiting for God,
For it seemed to me certain, and I still think so today, that one can never wrestle enough with God if one does so out of pure regard for the truth. Christ likes us to prefer truth to him because, before being Christ, he is truth. If one turns aside from him to go toward truth, one will not go far before falling into his arms.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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