We’ve just come through another Super Tuesday when 12 states held their primary or caucus to indicate which person within their political party they deem the lesser of liars. Isn’t this a sad state of affairs whenever major election time rolls around that we find ourselves asking, “Who do I trust?”
Not so long ago, a busload of politicians were going to a party convention. It seems they had been driving down this country road when they hit a pothole, veered off the road and crashed into a tree at the edge of an old farmer’s cornfield. He came a-runnin’ out to see what had made that horrendous sound. Upon seeing the devastation all around, he immediately took to digging one massive hole to bury the whole lot of them.
A few days later, the local sheriff happened upon the wrecked bus. He saw the farmer in his dell and so shouted out to him, “Where’d all the politicians go?” The old farmer replied matter-of-factly that he had buried every single one of them; to which the startled sheriff incredulously shot back, “You mean, not a single one survived the crash?”
The farmer simply said, “Well, some of them said they were still alive, but you know politicians, they can’t be trusted.”
Long ago, one politician asked another presumed politician the most straightforward question regarding truth. I would argue that it stands as the most profound question ever posed throughout human history. I say this because if one knows its correct answer, then it naturally guides us to answer all the other great philosophic questions that have been asked throughout the ages; questions like, “Does God exist?” “Who am I?” “What is the meaning to life?” “Is there life after death, and if so, what? a Heaven, a Hell, a Purgatory, Nirvana?”
Please come this Sunday to hear how the One Who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life” handled this question.