The deep honesty that supports Christ-healing

Honesty is like a well-wrapped present. To discover what it has to give us, there’s some investment involved in getting us past what we see at the surface. It’s certainly more than some ethical ideal about not telling lies. Consider how often we’ve seen someone’s frankness move the conversation along to a point that’s perhaps initially uncomfortable, but which turns out to be rather helpful. Honesty that is motivated by faith in truth and love of others, when unwrapped and understood, can deliver big blessings.

One obvious benefit of honesty is the freedom from shame that it brings. For example, admitting a mistake proves better than dealing with the shame of feeling that we need to lie because our lives can’t stand up to the circumstances we find ourselves in. And as we consider some of the situations in our world today, where individual, corporate, or governmental corruption and deception have led to broken relationships, ignored rights, or distrust among nations, we come to understand more of the need for and benefits of honesty. 

Humanity is going through changes. Troublesome elements in human thought, which have been hidden or unresolved, are increasingly coming to the surface. And it’s the touch of God’s healing Christ that’s doing this. It’s the nature of the Christ to uncover and destroy error, and to bear witness to what is true. Christ refers to God’s spiritual ideal that is seen in man and the universe, and its effect on human consciousness and experience is to uncover and destroy error, and to bear witness to what is true. The holy man Simeon indicated the healing mission of Christ Jesus was that “the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed,” while Jesus himself indicated we should be ready to have it all laid bare: “There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed” (Luke 2:35 and 12:2.)

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May 23, 2016

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