Chapter 2: Unless you believe, you will not understand (Is 7:9)
Faith without truth does not save; it does not provide a sure footing. It remains a beautiful story...reduced to a lofty sentiment...incapable of sustaining a steady journey through life. But because of its intrinsic link to truth, faith is able...to offer a new light...for it sees into the distance and takes into account the hand of God, who remains faithful to his covenant and his promises.
Today more than ever, we need to be reminded of this bond between faith and truth. We often tend to consider the only real truth to be that of technology, truth is what we succeed in building and measuring by our scientific know how, truth is what works and what makes life easier...more comfortable. Nowadays, this appears as the only truth that is certain...that can be shared and can serve as a basis for discussion for common undertakings. Yet, we are willing to allow for subjective truths of the individual, which consist in fidelity to his or her deepest convictions, but these are truths valid only for that individual and not capable of being proposed to others to serve the common good. In the end, what we are left with is relativism.