“You are a king, then! said Pilate. Jesus answered, you say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me. What is truth? retorted Pilate. With this he went out again..." (John 18:37-38)
Every story like this has two sides. The traditional side we'd like to hear and don't want tampered with, and the "other" side we'd love to avoid, because it calls for us to rethink established customs.
As followers of Jesus, however, we have no choice. We will have to listen to both sides of the argument and decide about what the truth is. We are not to ask Jesus, as Pilate did, "What is truth?" but without waiting for the answer, turn our backs on Jesus.
I am Barend Williams, a seventy two year old pensioner living in the Cape Province of South Africa. On Good Friday of the year 1985 I had a close encounter with the Divine, which totally changed my direction in life. I hope you find the articles here a Blessing from heaven. Amen.