Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Who "Owns" Truth?

One of our New Year's resolutions as a family this year was to spend more time reading the Bible together (in saying this, anything over reading a single passage together would be nailing our resolution). So the other day, one of our questions was this, "Many people seem to have all of the answers as to who Jesus really was. Who is right?" Imagine my husband and I picking our jaws up off the floor after our seven-year-old responded with this:

"Well, everybody is right, and everybody is wrong."
"What do you mean by that, buddy?"
"Well, nobody knows everything, but everybody knows something. So all you can do is share what you know and learn from each other. You think about what you already know and think about what everybody else is sharing."

Wow! So many connections for such a young soul. And he's absolutely correct. We all hold a little piece of the truth. Our truth as we know it is a little bit different from somebody else s' truth. Our job is to listen, think, and reflect.

As I continue my reading through Crucial Conversations, I continue to practice listening to other people's truths. How they perceive a situation isn't incorrect or wrong. It's just different. We need to draw out everybody's truths so we can get a clearer picture of the collective truth. Have you shared your truth today?

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