Meditation for Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time

(2 Cor 1:18-22; Mt 5:13-16)

There seems to be an impression that if we continue to push forward a false idea or action, after a long while, we may get accustomed to it and forget it to be false in the first place. Most governments and worldly powers operate more or less on this erroneous principle. What is untrue cannot become truth! A falsehood grows and gives birth to numerous offspring, which people deal with and forget the originating mother. But sooner or later, the edifice of lies shall crumble. On the other hand, truth is immutable; truth has a life standard that pierces through times and seasons and remains alive in those who embrace it. We can rightly say that while people MAKE UP LIES, they SURRENDER TO the TRUTH!

St Paul quickly pointed out in the first reading of today that the message Christ preached is always true. There is no room for ‘half-truth’ or falsehood, it is always YES! Jesus is the Truth; in Him, it is always Yes. There is no double standard. All God’s promises find their truth and fulfillment in Jesus. “That is why we utter the Amen through Him, to the glory of God.” To surrender to truth is to surrender to Christ, and through the Gospel, we establish our lives in Christ, standing secure in truth with the seal of the Holy Spirit.

It is on this EDIFICE OF TRUTH, which Christ Jesus, that our hearts receive guarantee and assurance for the future and fulfillment of God’s promises. Then, our lights will continue to shine, withstanding the blowing winds of lies and deceit that fight against the light of truth. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Amen.

Fr Jude Chinwenwa Nwachukwu, C.Ss.R
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic,
Tedi-Muwo, Lagos.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021.

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