“WWJD?”: SEEKING THE TRUTH
What would Jesus do? We’ve heard this question over and over for many years. WWJD has even gone retail, with jewelry, posters, t-shirts, and other promotional materials becoming popular consumables.
So, is “WWJD?” the question we should be asking in times of critical decision making? Maybe we should actually be asking, “What did Jesus do?” and “What did Jesus say?” In order to know what Jesus did and what Jesus said, we must turn to Sacred Scriptures, Sacred Tradition, and Church teachings.
Many Catholics and Christians are seeking answers to burning moral issues of our time without first seeking the Truth, the Truth of the teachings of Christ which has been entrusted to His Church. Instead, many arrive at decisions based upon their own version of the truth, with little regard for Church teachings. When we do not turn to Jesus with our questions in life, we may find ourselves turning away from Him, leading us to sin.
We are Catholic. The teachings of the Church synthesize for us the entire Word of God, both what has been passed down in writing, Sacred Scripture, and what has been transmitted to us orally, Sacred Tradition. We, as Catholics, must follow Church teachings always even if they are difficult to understand and require a sacrifice to follow. In all decision-making, always seek the advice of Jesus, the eternal Truth, through His bride, the Church.
Ponder: Are there decisions that you have made in life without seeking the Truth through Church teachings? How would your decisions change if applying Church teachings to your decisions.
Reflect: Sacred Scripture: 2 Pt. 1:20-21
Pray: Dear Lord, I am sorry for the times I have turned to others and not you when making important decisions in my life.