a reply to: KansasGirl
This is just my take on it. Eisegesis may think differently (though I sincerely hope not)...
"The Truth is Out There"
This can be read in more than one way.
Let me rephrase:
The truth is already out there, in plain sight, for all to see.
Jesus puts it like this:
3. "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,'
then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is within you and it is outside you.
29. Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of the body, that is a marvel
Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty."
113. His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"
"It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Rather, the Father's kingdom is spread out upon the earth,
and people don't see it."
There is no better place to hide the ultimate majesty and magic of the world than in plain sight, for all to see (but for very few to recognise in its
Thing is, a lot of people on this site are somewhat in the dark, looking for shortcuts to what they think will make them happy.
Now, if someone thoroughly analyses themselves and discovers what would truly make them most happy, and then someone shows them the light that
confirms that, then the magic of the 'self-discovery' of that light is gone.
The light would immediately become less bright, and this would inevitably make some people turn away from it. What an unfortunate situation that
You have to discover the light for yourselves and become active participants in emulating what you find.
That's why all of this is shrouded in double-meanings and secrecy. The reason it is veiled is because it has to be kept that way.
Nobody unveils the bride but the groom himself (nobody unveils the discovery but the discoverer themselves).
Otherwise it's all just been for nothing.
That's why most people who are 'in the know' - if that's what you want to call it - have no problem whatsoever talking about the beauty and majesty of
what is discovered, but if someone were to ask us for a plain description or to draw them a picture, then we'd have to decline the request for their
sakes (and very likely for our own).
I hope this makes sense.
But not too much