The Mirror of Truth
Betraying Our Own Cause
When we look in the mirror of truth, in those moments when we’re being perfectly honest with ourselves, what do we see but two faces staring back at us? No doubt this is the source of many a cartoon where we see an angel sitting on someone’s shoulder and a demon sitting on the other while the torn soul in the middle wrestles with the irrefutable logic of what’s being whispered into either ear.
The idea is as old as the story of the Garden of Eden. Eve gazed thoughtfully at the Forbidden Fruit in her hand, knowing full well she shouldn’t eat it. But right there in her ear was the voice of reason, whispering innocently: “Did God really mean what He said?”
Of course, we insist that, given the same opportunity, we’d have done things differently. We’d never make the same mistake she and Adam made—if given the chance, that is.
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So what did God do? He figured out how to call our bluff, so that every day and every hour, we are faced with the same dilemma. We’re faced with having to make a choice between the advice that we’re hearing in one ear or the other. “This is the right path.” “No, this is it.” “Are you sure God said to go this way?”
And sadly, because we’re all made of the same stuff as our first parents, we, who insist we’d do things differently, end up betraying our own cause, just as they did.