What’s Your Perspective?

April 17, 2014 — 7 Comments

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Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy. 

Henri Nouwen

In the picture above, it looks like I’m holding a giant pencil.  In reality, it’s the Washington Monument held by my strategically placed hands.

Perspective is an interesting thing.  We all come at life looking at things from a slightly different perspective.

In the world today, people seem to be convinced that perspective drives truth.  Or better said, “Truth is based on my perspective.  If you don’t see life from my perspective, you’re wrong.”

Absolute truth has essentially been thrown out the window, because today’s “truth” is based on our own perspectives.

There is something wrong with this when taken too far.  If you think I can hold the Washington Monument between my two hands because of the picture above, you would be wrong.  You don’t see the whole picture.  I think this is true for many aspects of life especially in today’s culture.

The only way to truly have the correct perspective is to keep searching for the truth.

Readers could argue that this is my perspective, but I’m convinced that absolute truth comes from a perspective build on God and His Word.

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

John 8:31-32

What’s your perspective on truth?


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  • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

    Truth is a person I joined to follow.

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      Me too!

  • http://www.eileenknowles.com Eileen

    Yes, truth is revealed as we journey with Christ. I believe that too. Our hearts need to be focused in the right direction

  • David Stolpe

    I believe we also run a huge risk of concluding the bible and Christ are the source of truth but being too stubbornly set in the belief that our perspective on how we interpret that is the right perspective. We must always be listening and reflecting and challenging our perspective on scripture and how it applies to life, and who Christ really was. When we think we have the answer we can cause a lot of damage.

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      Which is why we should always be in the Word.

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    Whoa Jon! I knew you were big but to hold the Washington Monument in your hands? Impressively big! (-;

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      What can I say?