Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Truth in the Truth

Dear Kindred, Steward of the Lord,

"A good person brings good things out of a treasure of good things; a bad person brings bad things out of a treasure of bad things.

You can be sure that on Judgement Day you will have to give account of every useless word you have ever spoken.

Your words will be used to judge you - to declare you either innocent or guilty."

                              -  Matthew 12:35-37

Words matter.  

The truth in the Truth matter.  

Honor, respect, integrity and decency matter.  

Who we are in character and deeds matter.

"Why do you use parables when you talk to people?  

Jesus answered, "The knowledge about the secrets of the Kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.  

The reason I use parables in talking to them is that they look, but do not see, and they listen but do not hear or understand….

And the seeds sown in good soil stand for those who hear the message and understand it: they bear fruit,....the field is the world; the good seed is the people who belong to the Kingdom."

- Matthew 13:10-11,13-14,38

We cannot hope to hear and to heal until we are the good seed;

sowing the respect and love for the Lord and humanity (the people created by the Lord and belonging to the Lord) and being the instrument of love, respect, honor, decency and peace.  

  When threats go unheeded, tragedy strikes, especially when brothers are turned against brothers and friends against neighbors. So many peo...