The Truth Will…

I heard a speaker say, “The truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off.”  Connie H.

Jesus said “If you abide in my word,
you are truly my disciples,
and you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free.”
Sure, we’ve heard it all our lives,
but have we worked out
the progression from truth to freedom?
Have we not really felt an extra step?
Do we get angry waiting for freedom?
Isn’t that more true when the truth
is multiple truths like the twelve truths
we know as the Twelve Steps?
Have you gotten angry trying to work them?
But wasn’t it true (pun intended)
when you had worked them
you knew “a new freedom
and a new happiness.
We will not regret the past
nor wish to shut the door on it.
We will comprehend the word serenity
and we will know peace.”?*


*The Big Book