There is a certain sense in which I cannot speak the truth. It is not that the truth cannot be spoken, but only that I cannot speak it. The simple reason that I cannot speak this truth is that it is not my truth to speak. There is a sense in which in speaking I shall not have spoken. These words on this page must be seen through rather than looked at. The simple reason for this is that the truth of which I speak is not on this page nor is it before your eyes. You must look elsewhere. Yet in reading this you may discover where the truth is hidden. I cannot speak the truth that only you can speak.
Blake T. Ostler
Theologian and Attorney
Blake Thomas Ostler is an American philosopher, theologian, and lawyer. He has written numerous articles on the topics of Mormon theology, philosophy, and thought.