Thursday, April 12, 2018

2nd Week of Easter, Friday, 13-04-18

Acts 5:34-42 / John 6:1-15

There are many sayings and idioms with regards to the truth.

There is one that is rather graphic - When the water subsides, the rocks will appear.

Truth is like those rocks - they will withstand the ebb and flow of the tide.

In other words, truth will stand the test of time.

And that was what the wise Pharisee Gamaliel told the Sanhedrin with regards to what the apostles were doing.

He told them that truth will stand the test of time. If the apostles were telling the truth, and if indeed that truth comes from God, then they will not only be unable to destroy it, they might find themselves fighting against God.

Through the centuries and with the flow of the sands of time, the Catholic Church has proclaimed the truth that the apostles had taught.

But when all is said and done, the fundamental truth that we must proclaim is that God is love and He loves us with an unconditional love.

It is God's love that multiplied the loaves and fed the thousands that we heard in the gospel.

It is God's love that the world needs to hear about so that they will know why we believe in God and trust in His providence.

Yes, God will provide. He will always provide, because He loves us. That is the fundamental truth that will always stand the test of time.