John 14:15-21 NIV
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
A politician once spoke about 'alternative facts,' as she sort to defend an undefendable position. We seem to live in a world where we are bombarded by conflicting truths. This is a dangerous and confusing place to find ourselves. In John 18, Pilate asks Jesus, 'What is truth?'
Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth lives within us and will help us to know the truth of whom Jesus is. For, to know who Jesus is, is the crucial truth. It is worth saying that Jesus is ultimately the only truth it (he) is eternally worth knowing. Everything else, everyone else is secondary.
Come, Spirit of truth, and point us to Jesus. Amen.