Copyright © Lisa Biggs Crum
“People try to fit components of the truth into their life rather than fit their life into the truth.” - R. Stroud MS OTR/L
That statement sums up our culture perfectly. Stroud is a friend of mine and it has been a fun journey getting to know each other over the past couple years. She has broadened my perspective of life in fabulous ways. Our friendship grew deep rapidly as we challenged each other with questions and statements on everything from spirituality to politics. We don’t agree on everything but we have great respect for each other. We both are searching for truth and we are not afraid to be challenged to mold our life into the truth rather than, as she put it, try to fit components of the truth into our life.
We’ve all heard the child’s cry of “but all my friends are doing it” followed by “if your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do that too?” That may bring a smile to our mature way of thinking but do we not continue that thought into adulthood? We may call it “keeping up with the Jones” in someone else. In ourselves we may call it “keeping up with the times.” Pope John Paul II once said “The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.”
Selective truth can hardly be classified as truth, can it?