4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – “They will speak no lies”
Zephaniah in our first reading, speaking on behalf of God, says: “But I will
leave as a remnant a people humble and lowly, who shall take refuge in the name
of the LORD: and this remnant shall speak no lies”
society rests on the idea that there is “truth” that does not change based on
the culture or circumstances. Every
person who testifies in court promises to “tell the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth.”
In order for
America to flourish, we need to return to believing in a Truth that does not change
based on the culture, and a Truth that does not change based on
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to the trial of Jesus, Jesus claims to be the truth, and Pontius Pilate asks in
a scoffing way “what is truth?” And
there really is no middle ground, either there is Truth that transcends
cultures and circumstances, or there isn’t.
our universities and the media feed all of us a lot of lies. May we have the
courage to point out to others the lies that are being pushed on all of us.
first reading promises that there will be a remnant who will not tell
lies. Let us all be that remnant who
commit to saying only true things, and not speaking anything, nor teaching
anything that is a lie.