“A man (or woman) of faith will remain steadfast to truth even though the whole world might appear to be enveloped in falsehood.” ~ Gandhi, Mind of Mahatma Gandhi, p. 47
Please note: might appear to be enveloped in falsehood. That’s where the faith comes in: that despite all appearances, Truth cannot ever be destroyed, and an act of truth by a single person had been known to bring around an entire people—because it is lurking in them, also. One cannot help recognizing the very situation in which we find ourselves today in this statement, where thanks to the mass media and other influences, we are told we’re living in a “post-truth” political environment. But “truth crushed to earth will rise again,” as William Cullen Bryant proclaimed. However, not all by itself; only by the courageous witness of one or a few people of faith who are not deceived by the disheartening surface, however widely spread over.
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