What is Truth?
A recent survey found that only 38 percent of the average Easter egg box is actually Easter egg. The rest is paper and plastic.
What percentage of the Easter story do you think is actually true, and how much myth?
What about the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead? According to a survey last year 43 percent of people believe it to have happened. Christianity stands or falls on the Resurrection. The Apostle Paul himself said to the Corinthian Christians, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith" (1 Cor 15:14). But if the Resurrection is true, then it proves that Jesus was God's Son, that there is meaning to life, that we can be forgiven, and that death is not the end.
Truth, proof and evidence. "What is truth?" asked Pontius Pilate shortly before washing his hands of Jesus' blood (Jn 18:38). The Truth was staring him in the face. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life," Jesus had claimed, just the night before.
Why not cast aside the packaging and seek the Truth this Easter? There can be nothing more important.
With warm Easter greetings,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton