Sunday Reflection (April 21, 2024)

The Holy Spirit guides us to lead others, yet how do we know we are in the truth, not in a romanticized sense, but in reality? It is to love in word and deed (1 John 3:17-18). Truth and action begin with those around us – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. It starts with those around us who do not like us and those we do not particularly like.

Again, how do we know we are in the truth? This medieval monk from Britain guides us. “When we love our neighbors in deed and in truth, we assure our hearts in the light of the supreme truth. When we do works of godliness, it becomes apparent that we are of the truth, which is God, because we are copying his perfect love to the best of our ability (Venerable Bede).”