Monday, March 25, 2013
Do You Trust Your Sources?
Every now and then when I read about a claim that appears ridiculous, I plug the headline into snopes.com to verify its accuracy. There was a story circulating about how Mr. Rogers wore a sweater to hide his military tattoos from his days in the special forces -- not true. There's a claim circulating on FaceBook that the month of March has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays and this only occurs once every 823 years -- false. Readers are instructed to copy and paste the story or they will miss out on money.
Many of the same people who trust these sources are the same ones who deny my most trusted source, Jesus. The longer I live, the more everything Jesus said and did makes sense. My book research these last two years unearthed some amazing facts about my ancestors and I'm finding some connections to Jesus that boggle my mind. The truth is we are all connected to the same source. We are all children of God. Even snopes.com can't deny that statement. And on Easter Sunday, His people all over the world will proclaim, "He is risen." What do your sources tell you about this statement?