A little doodle I drew after hearing a story about an elephant and three blind men. It was inspired by a print by Eli Halpin , found here. (Thank you Michelle for helping find the link to the print!) Each of the men held a different part of the elephant and described the animal differently than the others. Each of them described the truth, but it wasn't the whole truth or complete picture.
What is truth?
“That someone could make a judgment based on one aspect of truth and apply it to the whole seems absurd or even unbelievable,” President Uchtdorf said. “On the other hand, can’t we recognize ourselves in these six blind men? Have we ever been guilty of the same pattern of thought?”
Part of human nature is to make assumptions about people based on incomplete and often misleading experiences, “So often the ‘truths’ we tell ourselves are merely fragments of the truth, and sometimes they’re not really the truth at all,” he taught.
What is truth?
I've been thinking about the truths I know. I've been thinking about the hate and hurt I see around me. We are often blind to one another. Our experiences keep us apart rather than uniting and building. We are pulled to and fro being told what is right and who we should follow. Often we are mocked because of our difference. Sometimes I have to turn off the radio, tv, computer, put down the books and just listen and remember. There is one thing I know and it anchor's my life....
He loves me. He loves you.
In the vastness of the world and universe we matter individually to God. He tells us that we are numbered, we are His and He knows us.