Monday 1 April 2024

About Today Readings

Easter Monday

Acts 2:14, 22-33. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope – Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11. Matthew 28:8-15.

Discerning truth

There’s an adage, often attributed to Churchill, that says: ‘A lie gets halfway around the world before truth puts on its boots’. In today’s world of interconnectivity we often see or hear things that are upsetting. Sometimes we feel moved to do or say something publicly, either in defence or accusation, without considering the likelihood of what we’ve been told or the reliability of the source. In recent times, politicians and diplomats tell such bald-faced lies about causes of conflict or about their responses that you are left wondering about your understanding. In today’s Gospel the authorities were embarrassed, afraid and floundering at the implications of Jesus’ Resurrection. They didn’t want to know, and they didn’t want anyone else to know, so they paid the soldiers to lie, and the lie became accepted truth.
Lord, I ask for the patience and wisdom to discern where truth lies.

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