Categories: HomiliesPublished On: July 30th, 2022Tags: , 238 words7.2 min read
You Can't Handle the Truth

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You Can’t Handle the Truth

Jack Nicolson said the title in a famous movie. How true that is! Can you handle the truth?

Jeremiah’s prophecies were the Word of God, the truth. But they did not want to listen or accept the truth. John challenges Herod on his unlawful marriage to his brother’s wife, Herodias. Neither Herod nor Herodias wanted to listen to the truth. In the end, God’s truth does prevail and those that do not listen suffer the consequences. None of us want to be put into that situation.

Then how do we listen to the truth, the Word of God? It takes effort and practice. We must examine ourselves, thoughts and actions, every day.

As we do this, we become better at determining what needs to be changed in our lives. The truth often stings or challenges us to make changes, and changes are difficult. We settle into a routine, but the truth shows us the dark side lurking in hearts. We need to search this out, determine what virtues we need to develop to eliminate this darkness, and change our lives.

Another famous phrase is “the truth will set you free”. Amen

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen