“And this story has circulated …. to the present day.”
In fact, the whole story of salvation has been circulated, accepted, and rebuked, twisted, and turned to fit other purposes. But when bribery is used to silence truth, that is treacherous. We can be paid off in so many ways to deny a moral code exists.
As Christians, as in times past, we stand against this “new normal” and must claim to the world by our very existence that God is alive and well.
We are the voices of the poor, and those who have not been recognized and those whose rights have been trampled. All of us are to bring Christian truths to all forms of struggles and not to be paid off by those who seek to hide injustices as though they never existed.
We know what to say. Our Holy Week has defined us as Easter people—we are alive; Christ is alive.
The world makes complications for us—so many “buts” so many “maybes” and so many, “It can’t be done.” Peter Julian Eymard continuously emphasized that God is love. As it is so, we then face the complications with truth. We are made in his image and likeness. We must act accordingly.
Today, we recognize that we cannot be bribed and paid off. Peter reminds us of David’s words in today’s responsorial psalm: You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.
Let Us Pray:
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over the mighty waters. The voice of the LORD is power; the voice of the LORD is splendor. (Psalm 29:3-4)
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