Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. (Merry Browne, late athlete)
“Don’t confuse me with the facts; I’ve already made up my mind,” we joke. But it’s no joke. Our prejudices and biases often pre-determine what we think before we consider the evidence. Instead of honestly looking for the truth, we often “discover” what we were hoping to find anyway. Truth is not that elusive; it can be found when we look for it with open minds.
When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth (John 16:13).