a nAked trUth

It’s easy for us as humans to go through an experience or connect with a verse and as a result have an epiphany of sorts, and want to tell the world of our new found understanding and realization.  So we take what it is we’ve learned, this truth and we hold on to it naturally and passionately telling others about it.  When this happens we can easily treat it as black and white, cause after all, it is now.  Or perhaps we are in an arena where we boil down faith to a few fundamentals(or many) and become so passionate about them we push them on others.  Anyway, I found this Jewish teaching story that does a rad job of highlighting the importance of putting flesh and bones on truth:

Truth, naked and cold, had been turned away from every door in the village.  Her nakedness frightened the people.  When Parable found her, she was huddled in a corner, shivering and hungry.  Taking pity on her, Parable gathered her up and took her home.  There, she dressed Truth in story, warmed her and sent her out again.  Clothed in story, Truth knocked again at the villagers’ doors and was readily welcomed into the people’s houses.  They invited her to eat at their table and warm herself by their fire.

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