Brothers and sisters,
If I could share anything of value with you in this life, this is it. Everything else is meaningless by comparison. I don't mean to diminish our previous efforts - we have overcome many challenges together. But in contrast, this thing I'm about to share with you is my greatest treasure and the most important thing I could ever express.
For a little while, I'm putting the world on pause to write this out as thoughtfully and sincerely as I am able, as any man would do with something so valuable.
First, a disclaimer: I'm not here as one who judges anyone because I know we all need mercy and grace. I'm not perfect and I'm learning as I go, doing the best I can. If anything, I hope to be an encouragement. Yes, sometimes dark secrets must be exposed... but the truth is more important than the lies. If we spend too much time exposing what's NOT true, we are still left knowing nothing of the truth. So, please, bear with me. The truth is first necessitated in the unveiling of the lie.
I will include links and sources so that you can also do your own research. I encourage you to test everything. By its own definition, the truth always stands to scrutiny.
Bursting Your Bubble
For the sake of brevity, I'll hone in on the big ones that stopped me in my tracks only a few years ago.
The lie about your world: You live on a spinning ball, known as "Earth," hurling through the infinite empty vacuum of space, traveling around the sun at 66,600mph at a tilted angle of 66.6 degrees, with a curvature of .666ft/square mile (8 inches per mile squared) and a gravitational constant of 6.66. The radius of this earth is also said to be 6x660 miles (3960 miles). Why all the 666s? That's what I thought, too. [Sources and Calculations]
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." -Revelation 13:8
The lie about your origin and who you are: You came from nothing, by mere chance, resulting from a big explosion and billions of years of chaos. From this, structured formations occurred eventually resulting in life, laws and consciousness. Evolution took hold and, by the power of natural selection, here you are! There is no significance to you, your life is of no value, what you do does not matter. [Wikipedia Link]
The lie about your origin and who you are: You came from nothing, by mere chance, resulti