“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.Deuteronomy 6: 4-6
Over the weekend I listened to a podcast with a familiar theme I’ve heard increasingly through the last few years. We live in a divided country and I supposed we always have been divided on some points, but today those differences seem exaggerated and at the center of it is a lack of common ground.
Back as we approached the year 2000, Henry Grunwald wrote in Time, “We are witnessing the end, or at least the decline, of an age of unbelief and beginning what may be a new age of faith.”
But what is this new faith? There are those who want to build their own narrative and then insist it is true, but this only marginalizes Truth. These narratives are merely opinions, but an opinion is “a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.”
So, let’s consider the common ground of the Faith and begin with the statement of faith found in the verses above. It begins with the acknowledgment of the LORD. There is one God and second, we should love God with every part of our being.
What’s the foundation for your narrative? Opinion or Truth?