Truth is Sent

For those fortunate enough to get to daily Mass today – there is a wonderful gem waiting in the Liturgy of the Word.

In the First Reading, Paul tells the Colossians about “the word of truth, the Gospel, that has come to you.” (cf. Col 1:1-8)

In the Gospel, Jesus teaches us that, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.” (cf. Lk 4:38-44)

Truth is sent – not passively sought after.

Paul equates the word of truth to the Gospel, Jesus tells the crowds that He has been sent to all the towns of Judea, not just theirs. Jesus is the truth (cf. Jn 14:6), and He is sent to all the nations. Even after He ascended to the Father, the truth continued to be sent – by the apostles and disciples, as witnessed in Paul’s epistle to the Colossians.

And the truth is sent even today. Through the marvels of technology we are sent the truth over radio waves, television signals and print media.

Receive the truth that is sent to you, not the lies of so many purveyors of violence, hatred and filth. The Internet is a perfect example of this – blogs such as this speak about the truth, while thousands of other web sites peddle pornography, get-rich-quick schemes and the like. Like a lighthouse in the dark, be a beacon of truth to a world starving for it.

Jesus, Paul, & Timothy were sent to deliver the truth – and so you must also be an emissary of truth!

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