A Somewhat Defensive Intro.
Jesus didn’t say He told the truth, He said that He WAS THE TRUTH. I believe that He means that all truth belongs to Him. I do not believe it matters who speaks it, sings it or writes it…all of it is Jesus’ and He is therefore in it. The tricky part is that evil is truth that is bent. The Bible itself has been used for evil when people twist it or interpret for their own end. So, I believe every Christian is called to do the hard work of renewing their mind- to have the mind of Christ that we may be able to extract truth in all its beauty- though it is surrounded by the ugliest of lies.
Now, having watched the video of Ms. Rawlings commensement address- I was moved to paste some of it to gracecreed since I discerned the breath taking beauty of Jesus in it.
Author of Harry Potter books brings God’s truths to light at Harvard address. Here are selected quotes from her commensement (the scripture inserted is my doing and may not represent Ms Rowlings in any way) :
“Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it…” (more…)