All truth passes through stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self evident. — Arthur Schopenhauer.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win. — Gandhi.
Different times, different philosophies, different worlds, and same message.
These days what is truth is come into question. Or has it? There are those who would have you believe that truth is only a matter of perspective.
Jesus once said, “I am the truth.” He was ridiculed, violently opposed, but ultimately conquered even death. Why is it so hard then to accept his message of love your neighbor and your enemies?
Advent is the season where we prepare for his coming, we prepare to let him and his message into every aspect of our lives. We prepare for the truth, and it will indeed set us free.
What stage is “the truth” in your life?