"Most of us accept dead truisms which can be buried at will; but a live truth, even though it be a sapling within rich soil and with bossoms on its branches, frightens people. The trenchant truth that cuts its way through iron and soil, most men avoid until compelled to glance upon it. Then they open their hearts to it for actual being, health, holiness, and immortality." (P. 160, Miscellany)
1. Dead truisms that you might be familiar with?
2. Why does a live truth frighten people?
3. Any trenchant truth that you have been complelled to glance at? Have you opened your heart to it for actual being, etc.