Tag: Truth

Accepting God’s Gift of Light

When I studied philosophy in the seminary, one of the images or examples that made the most sense to me was Plato’s allegory of the cave. Plato, of course, was a famous Greek philosopher who lived over 300 years before Christ. He wanted to...

Worshipping in Spirit and Truth

The story of the three kings from the East, bringing gifts to baby Jesus in Bethlehem, is one that we all remember from childhood. Even now it conjures up exotic images of courage, open mindedness, and faith. But, for a moment, let us strip it of...

No Fear

In a recent Prime Matters newsletter from the University of Mary, Dr. Jonathan Reyes cited St. John Henry Newman: “In an 1865 letter, Newman wrote, “An evil time is before us. Principles are being adopted as starting points, which...

The Gift of Truth

We humans are wonderful creatures, yet we have significant limitations. We can be either in this location or that one, but not in both at once; go up or down the stairs but not in opposite directions at the same time; see as far as our vision...

Growing Rich in What Matters to God

If this parable (Luke 12:13-21) does not give us pause, I cannot think of anything else that will. And this is clearly a matter of life and death; eternal life or eternal death, that is! What shall we do to avoid being called “fool” by the Lord and...

A False Positive

One of the very minor side effects of the recent pandemic was its assault on the language. There was at least one new word that has irritated me ever since. The word is Positivity. This neologism will just not go away like the muddled idea...

The Legacy of St Thomas Aquinas

Legacy is a beautiful thing. A person lives through the legacy s/he leaves behind. St Thomas Aquinas is one of these people in history who left his legacy. In fact, his legacy remains till this very day. William Shakespeare is reportedly to have...

There is Only One Truth

What is the relevance which the solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe should have for each one of us? It is strikingly significant that, every third liturgical year, Christ the King of the universe is introduced to us while standing in front...