Knowledge of Truth

27 December 2007
I found this quote while reading a most wonderful book today.
That is one thing I've learned, that it is possible to really understand things at certain points, and not be able to retain them, to be in utter confusion just a short while later. I used to think that once you really knew a thing, its truth would shine on forever. Now it's pretty obvious to me that more goes out with a bang when you try and call on it, just like a light bulb cracking off when you throw the switch. -Lucy Grealy from Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
I think that this relates a lot to life in the church. It seems like whenever life becomes tough, we forget God, His teachings, and our testimonies. We tend to wander in darkness and think that we are following the path that He wants us to follow. Then we wake up and find out that we are utterly wrong and we find the truth again. I believe that we must always strive to hold on the the truth even though it is as fleeting as flipping a light switch or a light bulb burning out.

It is easy to forget and harder to remember.

It is easy to make wrong choices and harder to do what you need to to gain forgiveness.


Felicity said...

I think we more often tend to forget God when life is good and easy. It seems that when life sucks we quickly find our way back. Its the "easiness of the way" that throws people off.

One of So Many said...

Actually it's when life is easy for me that I forget God. When it's hard I go back and seek him.