(Third Sunday of Advent).
Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Whenever you say who you are, speak the truth, only then you will be a source of light to others.
When God came to the world, he revealed who is his, for that reason he is the light.
Anyone who speaks the truth shares in the light of God.
The light only shines through those who are truthful to themselves and faithful to others. Consequently, we will be able to say the truth when we share in the light of God.
Conversely, many of those who do evil, try to present themselves as being “good”; they cover up what they truly are. They engender a world of hypocrisy, where the evildoers claim to be righteous. The evildoers of the world, who lie about themselves and claim to be good, destroy the truth and lack all moral authority to speak the truth. Furthermore, their actions and words are merely a testimony to the lie and monuments to hypocrisy.
When someone lacks the courage to say who he really is, he fools himself, and creates chaos and confusion among those who surround him. He refuses to recognize the light, the light that reveals what is true and what is not.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).