Why are we afraid of the truth? Why must we always fight against the things that bring forward the truth? Truth, no matter the form, is an opportunity for growth. It is an opportunity to shed the things that weigh us down over time, much like the chains forged to weigh down the ghost of Jacob Marley in Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. (Granted, it is a little more than a month past an appropriate Christmas reference, but the analogy is one of the best I’ve found.)
Truth is difficult though. Truth exposes us. It rubs us down until we are raw. It makes us vulnerable. Yet it doesn’t have to. It can become strength. It can be a shield far more effective than the facades that we put up to guard us against the truth. We only have to embrace it, to search it out.