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The different levels of truth

posted Jun 8, 2018, 6:26 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 6:26 AM ]
10 June 2018 ( 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time )

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There is the Untruth, the Truth and the Spiritual Truth. Some people like the scribes are outright liars. They know the truth but for reasons of their own twist the facts so that black becomes white and white becomes black. Other people live basically honest and decent lives; they readily acknowledge what is right and what is true. Yet there is another level of Truth which only people of faith will be able to recognize and accept, which is the Spiritual Truth. An example of this can be seen in the gospel passage when Jesus’ friends told him his mother and his brothers were outside waiting for him. Jesus had replied 'Who are my mother and my brothers? ... Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother'. By saying that he was not denying his earthly mother. He was, in fact, revealing a higher truth that we cannot see with our eyes: that in the life to come, we will no longer belong to this earthly family but to a spiritual family headed by God himself.