Glory to God for All Things

The Specific Truth

The Truth, spoken in general, is, perhaps, the most easily spoken truth in all the world. It smooths over the rough edges of hard truth and says more easily that to which all can agree. If all can agree – it is not probably the truth – or it is not a truth worth speaking. As a priest of the … Continue reading

Telling the Truth

My recent writings have caused me to want to offer this reprint. Truth-telling is not a moral activity, but an activity of true existence. It is a simple command: ‘Do not lie,’ but it is tantamount to saying ‘Exist!’ +++ Abba Poemen said, “Teach your mouth to say that which is in your heart.” Speaking the truth is as fundamental … Continue reading

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