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Being a Person of Truth

Father Aaron Kuhn, Pastor of the Catholic Churches in the Staples area.

Often in conversation today, it can feel as though there are competing truths expressed by both persons: “You believe what you want, and I will believe what I want.” And, in small matters of opinion, where the truth allows for discretion or discernment, both people can be right, partly right, or wrong, and the damage to society is minimal. 

However, some matters are above opinion. Some matters can significantly affect the good of society, such that to hold them is to cling to a truth when others believe a lie. Furthermore, for those that know the truth to acquiesce to the lies, to allow those lies to have the same ground as the truth, whether in an attempt to make others feel comfortable or even to keep them from experiencing the pain of acknowledging the truth in their personal life, is to add to the damage of the lie in the world. 

We do no one any favors by lying to them or avoiding telling the truth because we fear the conflict. Later, after they learn the truth, they will feel betrayed by us for not having spoken the truth. “How come you didn’t say something to me? Why didn’t you tell me what I needed to hear, even if it meant wounding or losing the relationship for a time? Now, I do not know if I can trust you in the future!”   

The truth is the truth, even if only a few believe it. People deserve the truth, whether they know it or not. Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), which means that no truth in the universe exists apart from God. We are withholding God from them when we lie to them or withhold the truth. God tells us not to be afraid several hundred times in the Bible. Remaining in the truth sets us free (John 8:31-32). Be a person of truth for the sake of God and others.


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