Thursday, April 13, 2006

What is Truth?

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8

When he (satan) speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44b


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense.
Mr. Sense had been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records
were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable
lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain,
why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies
(don't spend more than you earn)
and reliable parenting strategies (Adults, not kids, are in charge).

His health began rapidly to deteriorate when well-intentioned, but
overbearing regulations were set in place... including a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;
teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;
a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student.

Mr. Sense was placed in Intensive Care, when schools were required
to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student,
but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant
and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments
became contraband, churches became businesses, and criminals received
better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost, after a woman failed
to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot and won a huge
financial settlement for spilling it in her lap.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust;
his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility and his son, Reason.

He is survived by two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on.
If not, join the majority and do nothing.

(author unknown)

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6

And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

1 John 5:6

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