Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 17, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Kings 19:19-21
Psalm 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Let your 'yes' mean 'yes'. . . ."
Let your yes mean yes. Simple. Like many of the sayings of Jesus, a simple way to a profound thing. A straight path to the heart of the truth. And as Christians we believe that Truth is a person – the person of Jesus Christ.
When anyone means to say yes, that's all that need be said. And indeed, it need not be said at all, but lived. If what a person says is falsehood, no amount of swearing will make it true. If a person cannot abide by their word, swearing to do something will make them no more inclined.
Simple – say the truth and live the truth and become the Truth. This is the straight gate and the narrow way. This is the light of heaven brought to Earth in the way we live. Apart from the truth there is no meaning at all and swearing does not make a new meaning. So, it is better to say what is meant and to live out what is said. It is a way of peace of mind and tranquility of soul.
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