Posted by: matt25 | April 9, 2017

Don’t Read This Unless You Seek Truth 

Unless you seek to know the truth their is no reason to read this.  The truth is not always pretty and it certainly isn’t easy.  Especially if you buy into the prevailing winds of what passes for wisdom in this world.  But the truth is ultimately the only thing that sets our feet on the right path and brings us life in a way we can never experience without it.

Pope Francis focused upon that truth in his homily for Palm Sunday when he said…

“Jesus, who accepts the hosannas of the crowd, knows full well that they will soon be followed by the cry: “Crucify him!” He does not ask us to contemplate him only in pictures and photographs, or in the videos that circulate on the internet. No. He is present in our many brothers and sisters who today endure sufferings like his own: they suffer from slave labour, from family tragedies, from diseases… They suffer from wars and terrorism, from interests that are armed and ready to strike. Women and men who are cheated, violated in their dignity, discarded… Jesus is in them, in each of them, and, with marred features and broken voice, he asks to be looked in the eye, to be acknowledged, to be loved.  

It is not some other Jesus, but the same Jesus who entered Jerusalem amid the waving of palm branches. It is the same Jesus who was nailed to the cross and died between two criminals. We have no other Lord but him: Jesus, the humble King of justice, mercy and peace.”

Look Jesus in the eye.  Do not ignore him.  Ask questions, and dig deeper into the question of why he suffers and how you an I are complicit in causing or allowing his suffering to continue.  Pray for the grace and wisdom to see more truth than you you did before you read this, and for the conversion of your mind and heart which will lead you to change for good.


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