Trust, But Verify

7:56am

Trust, but verify. What exactly do you mean, God?

Meaning of trust and verify, please.

Right. Trust–There’s like a long list of meanings in the dictionary. Twenty four of them, in fact. But this is the one that shouted at me: TO BELIEVE.

Very good. Now, how about “verify”?

Verify means “to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction. To ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison: to verify a spelling. To act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.”

Repeat the quote, please.

Alright. Trust, but verify.

Expand that using the meanings that you just verified. No pun intended.

Ya right. Okay. Big breath. Here goes–To trust is to believe. But verify The Truth by evidence or testimony. Confirm it and substantiate it. Ascertain the correctness by examination, research or comparison with his prediction of events. These serve to confirm as ultimate proof and evidence. Phew! How’s that?

Well done.

So is it done?

What is done, child?

The verification?

Only time will tell, dear one.

And minds.

I beg your pardon?

Change of minds. Everyone can easily change their minds. Doubt can rear its ugly head anytime.

You are right.

Woah. Cool. God actually admitted I’m right!

If you think you are right or you wrong, you are right.

I think it’s time to go. Bye!

I Am always with You, dear one. There is no such thing as “bye” with God.

Fine. See You later then.

That’s better.

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