Pilate cannot understand that the truth is standing in front of him; he cannot see in Jesus the face of the truth that is the face of God. And yet Jesus is exactly this: the truth that, in the fullness of time, “became flesh” and came to dwell among us so that we might know it. The truth is nor grasped as a thing; the truth is encountered. It is not a possession; it is an encounter with a person.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy