THE REAL INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Most of us are familiar with the global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. If we stop and ponder this very title, we must ask ourselves if global warming is the inconvenient truth or could it be something or someone else?
As Catholics, we know that there is only one Truth and this Truth is Jesus Christ. He is the Word of God and everything He says is Truth itself. The Word of God, Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition as interpreted by the Magisterium of the Church, contains everything we must do to inherit eternal life. Many, however, find the true teachings of the Church rather inconvenient and choose to follow their own path.
We are Catholic. There is beauty in all of the teachings of the Church that Jesus Christ established…the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. In our culture, some teachings may be difficult and inconvenient to follow such as the teachings on contraception, gay “marriage”, and male priesthood. If we find these teachings and others to be inconvenient we must pray to the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance while always following the true teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.
Ponder: What other teachings of the Church are inconvenient and difficult to follow in today’s culture?
Reflect: Mt 16:18-19
Pray: Holy Spirit, please enlighten my mind to always seek, understand, and follow all of the teachings of the holy, Catholic Church.