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