June 16, 2018 – Saturday
Gospel - Mt 5:33-37
“All you need to say is Yes if you mean Yes, No if you mean No....”
Truth and transparency are what Jesus mean here, when taking an oath, or just simply saying what we need to say. To take an oath is calling on God to witness what we are saying, and should not be taken lightly.
Thus to give our word is a guarantee of truthfulness, and honesty, even in little things. There is never a white lie; it is either a lie or it is true. We need to know what we are saying: is it the truth (or hearsay)? Is it a fact (or fake news)?
When we release our word, it is a commitment. We simply do what we said. We also have duties and responsibilities to comply with: at home, at work, in business, as a citizen. He who is faithful in the little things is also faithful on big things.
Let’s ask Mama Mary, Virgin most faithful, to help us be loyal and faithful in everything we need to do and say.