what is truth?

On the side of Truth

sharing our sorrows

Jesus has been there before…

When Roman governor Pilate confronted Jesus with the words ‘You are a king then!’ Jesus answered, ‘You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth.’
He then makes a very challenging statement ‘Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’ Coming from the mouth of Jesus these are words we cannot easily dismiss.
But Pilate deflects their impact: ‘What is Truth?’ he asks – but possibly with a sneer, because he does not bother to wait for an answer.
But the question still haunts us – and demands an answer. Not a difficult one if we take Jesus’ previous words into account.
Perhaps something to contemplate in Holy Week…