Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Truth vs. Opinion
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
Your truth may work for you, but it doesn’t work for me.
Truth is not a matter of individual opinion. If something is true in God’s mind, then it is true – regardless of whether we accept it or not.
… God is the source of all truth. His Word is truth. … Since God is true, the members of his people are called to live in the truth.”
Today everyone wants to follow their own personal “truth.” Although this seems to work for a while it ultimately leaves us empty. Our hearts long for substance, not passing fads and fancies. Only God’s truth can satisfy the longing of our hearts.
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thomistic institute | Fr. James Brent, O.P.
Skepticism and relativism are really forms of despair. In the philosophical tradition that comes down to us from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, one of the fundamental convictions is that there is truth. Further, that this truth is eternal and that human beings are capable of knowing it.
thomistic institute | Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.
catechism of the Catholic Church
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.