Wednesday, April 15, 2015
“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against.”
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” ― C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963 Novelist, Poet, and Lay Theologian)
Gospel text: (JN 3:16-21)
God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
And this is the verdict,
that the light came into the world,
but people preferred darkness to light,
because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light
and does not come toward the light,
so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God
Today's gospel passage identifies Christ to be «the way, and the truth, and the life» (Jn 14:6).
Christ is not just another opinion. Christ is Truth itself. To deny truth is like someone who insists on closing his eyes from the sun-light. Whether he likes it or not, the sun will always be there; but sadly many people in our society have freely chosen to close their eyes from the “sun-light of truth”. Likewise, many spend themselves on their careers or in other material pursuits; they claim to fulfill their full potential, forgetting that they can only attain the truth about themselves by walking with Christ.
Never forget this; those who believe in the Lord and call to Him will be aided. He will not abandon his own. But first there must be that request.
Posted by Joe Reciniello at 5:56 AM