Thanks to technology, it is so easy to obtain information: Is it raining in Baguio? Just text a friend who lives there and you will get your response. How does one go to Mall of Asia fastest? Just go to Waze and it will teach you the way. What is happening in Marawi? Just go to the news online and one will get the information.
My dear friends, because of technology, indeed, information is so easy to obtain. So what is the next challenge? Which information is true and which is false; which information is accurate and which is a half-truth; which information is real and which is a lie.
My dear friends the Gospel tells us that the truth will always come out. No matter what people do, it will always surface. As Jesus said, “Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed.”
Hence, three reflections about truth:
- It is not easy to speak the truth. People who live a lie will be angry. This has been the experience of the Church. When she speaks, people try to discredit her pointing out the shortcomings and sins of her clergy.
- Truth and Peace. No matter what the circumstances are, if the truth is at your side, you will always have peace. There is no need to think of what to do and what to answer if the truth is at your side.
- It does not become the Truth just because all are in favor. The truth is not based on numbers. It is based on what is right and what is wrong. A sin is a sin even if everyone is in favor of it.
There is a saying that “Honesty is the best policy.” Be honest even if others are not; be honest even if others cannot; be honest even if others will not. He who walks honestly walks securely.