Posted by: livingscripture | June 14, 2017

Tenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time



June 14, 2017

Wednesday of Week X in Ordinary Time



WORD of the DAY

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes” has been in him.

 (2 Corinthians: 1: 19)

How shall I live this Word

Paul affirms his sincerity as he writes to the inhabitants of Corinth, a city whose evangelization was difficult due to the citizens who were often prey to tumults and contradictory cultural currents.

The personality of Paul is very expressive as he excludes that there have been any hesitations on his part about the faith and also regarding his whole behavior.  He was all ‘yes’.  This means absolute sincerity that does not hide or close but consents to what is true and good.  This full consent to truth on Paul’s part is certainly the mirror of an upright and strong conscience and also that he continually looked to Jesus Christ, not only as his Savior, but as His model of life as well.

Lord, grant that I may be a ‘Yes’ of full adhesion to what is good and beautiful.  Do not let me live in uncertainty and fear.  Let me never betray You, who are Truth personified. 

The Voice of Pope Francis – June 4, 2013

 Hypocrisy is not the language of truth because truth never goes alone.  It always goes with love!  There is not truth without love.  Love is before truth.  If there is no love, there is no truth.  Some want a truth that is the slave of their interests.  It is a love of self.  This narcissistic idolatry leads us to betray others; to the abuse of trust.



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