After yesterday's post referring to the cultural norms that are prevalent in our society - the worldview that eliminates absolutes in favor of people defining their own truth based on feelings rather than facts...maybe all of that wasn't exactly said yesterday...but it was in mind when I posted :) , I was encouraged by my daughter Rachel. We were assembling some ice cream sandwiches and just talking. Rachel is reading the book, "John Adams" by David McCullough, and she was telling me her new favorite quote.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams
John said this as he was defending some British soldiers in their trial for crimes (I guess that would be murders) commited at the Boston Massacre. His speech in defense of the soldiers resulted in their acquittal.
Ah...it was a blessing to hear her talk about the book, the quote and her appreciation of...TRUTH!
May you have a day filled with The Truth!