Just the other day a pastor told me about a disagreement between two of his parishioners he is trying to mediate. “Well, there are two sides to every story I suppose, and the truth is somewhere in the middle on this one,” he said.
Do I agree with that? Ah, partly yes. It’s a step in the right direction.
But what’s in the middle?
A combination of what side 1 and side 2 are proposing? Or is the middle input from, say, a family member or a co-worker? Is so, then that actually sounds pretty subjective to me.
What if 2 Timothy 3:16 is right? How about putting God’s Word in the middle? If the word of God is living and active, sharper than a two-edged sword, how about letting it be in the middle the next time you are asked to give your opinion about this or that big disagreement between two offended parties?
Would God’s Word, could God’s Word, be an objective third party?