If anyone ever tries to tell you that Truth is a matter of public opinion, that Truth hinges on upvotes, clicks, likes, follows, or any other such nonsense, run as fast as you can. Truth is a Person, and all other truth flows from Him. He is Truth, and He created truth. He already explained to you that it wouldn’t be popular. Quite the opposite.
And yet, we are called to proclaim the truth, and to help our brethren. Fraternal Charity. Fruit of the Second Joyful Mystery. The Roman Catholic Church is the One True Religion. Pass it on.
From the Fourth Lesson of Ember Saturday in September (today):
“These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye truth every one to his neighbour: judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates. And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his friend: and love not a false oath: for all these are the things that I hate, saith the Lord.” Zacharias 8:16-17
Speak ye truth.
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I was unaware that Eric, Hilary and their motley crew were the arbiters of truth.
Their influence, in the scheme of things, is very humble.
Pride of place is a very ugly, sinful thing. Jesus in Luke 14 addresses this:
“7And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them: 8When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him: 9And he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee, Give this man place: and then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee, cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee. 11Because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.”