“To Be Perfectly Honest”

“The truth? You can’t handle the truth!” That’s a line from a favorite movie of mine, delivered powerfully by Jack Nicholson in the role of an unrepentant villain. Having recently re-watched “A Few Good Men,” which was released in 1992, it struck me as rather dated. Nicholson’s line, however, poses a good question, as relevant today as ever: Are we willing to face difficult truths? Are we willing to grapple with uncomfortable facts – whether about ourselves, or the world around us? Our faith claims we continually search for truth and meaning. Are we indeed up to the task?