This week’s news cycle was dominated by unsubstantiated claims that some unnamed people had sent some text messages saying nasty things about the Prime Minister. Worse still, some of these unnamed people were his friends.
That’s not news, that is Primary School level of gossip.
No facts have been offered, no justification for the story and no explanation of why it might even be important.
Many hours of air time, internet screens and column inches have been wasted on what is just a mischievous attempt to sir up trouble.
Unfortunately, we live in a post-truth culture. My truth might not be the same as your truth. My feelings may be more important than facts. My assertion about what happened is valid if I can get enough journalists to report it.
Regardless of what you feel about the truth, the reality is that if you step off a cliff you will accelerate towards the ground at the rate of 9.8 m/s2. As a former engineer, I can confidently assert that the strength of a bridge is far more important than whether I like its colour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Nobody can to the Father except through me.” Jesus claims He alone is the Truth, and if you want to find happiness with God, then you have to go through Him.
People try to mix and match spirituality according to how they feel. They rarely ask the most important question of “Is this true?” or “Does this match reality?”
If Jesus really is the truth, then He is the truth for everybody. If He is the truth as He claims, then there is no other way to find God.
I don’t know if there is a text message somewhere about the Prime Minister, and I really really don’t care.
What I do care about is basing my life on truth rather than fairy tales. How about you?