Who is the liar?: Spend 5 With Jesus: January 2, 2023
Who is the liar?: Spend 5 With Jesus
One of my favorite Geico commercials shows why Pinocchio would not make a good motivational speaker. Namely, it was not possible for him to be a liar. But in today’s first reading, Saint John makes clear that the real truth comes from a person, namely Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
It can be more and more challenging each day to stand up for our faith in Jesus. It can be even harder to share that faith with others. And yet, if we consider the Great Commission, and the beauty of the Incarnation of Jesus into our world (and more importantly in our hearts) we must share our faith, both in words and in how we live our lives.
Yet Saint John is clear: if we do not acknowledge how it is that Jesus has changed our lives, and worse yet, if we work against Jesus, we become liars. We deny the real Truth of the person of Jesus and become a liar.
The two saints we celebrate deserve some mention today. Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory Nazianzen were great friends, and from their friendship not only with each other, but more importantly with Jesus, the foundation of Eastern monasticism was born.
It serves as a reminder that our friends can be great sources of faith growth in our lives. The love and support we share with friends is a small reflection of the love that Jesus shares with us.
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