Let truth prevail

Should I say everything as I have seen and experienced or should I keep quiet over certain details which I do not want to reveal because it would land me into so many uninvited troubles or open the Pandora’s Box.

So the reporter either keeps silence or suppresses the truth. But what is worse and reprehensible is to turn and twist the story in such a way that it will be so very different from truth and also hurt people so spoken of and destroy them in the eyes of the public.
Jesus says that our speech should be plain without any need for invoking God as witness. Mt 5.37 has this statement: “Let your words be: yes, yes” or “no, no”; anything more than this comes from the evil one” Not only should our speech be plain, our lives also should be open.

Paul was accused by his detractors that he did not keep his word. He said he would be coming and did not come.

 Paul reacting to the criticism of the Corinthians says: “Do I make plans according to ordinary human standards, ready to say “yes, yes” and no, no” …but in him it is always “Yes” (II Cor 1.17-18).

It is almost the same as the motto of our country: “Satyam eva jayate.”
Let truth alone prevail. It may appear that truth is defeated but it can never be suppressed for ever.

It will in the end surely prevail. So instead of playing a double faced diplomacy should it not be the truth plain and simple that should shine out in our lives? But there is a place for prudence in our life. The prudence can dictate a silence and a waiting for the truth to prevail. Jesus recommends that we be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Mt 10.16).

On another occasion the Pharisees wanted to get rid of Jesus and make him go away from the place where he was becoming popular, they tell him go away from there because Herod was trying to kill him. They tried to put some fear into him. They imply that just as Herod got rid of John the Baptist he may kill him also.

To such a veiled and implied threat fashioned by the Pharisees, the reply of Jesus was: "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work” (Luke 13.32).
Here we have a wonderful example of how we should face false reports, insinuations and innuendos. We need to be fearless and let truth prevail.

In the passion narratives also Jesus fittingly answers the high priest Annas:
 "I have spoken openly to the world; I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said to them; they know what I said." (Jn 18.20-21). Is this not fearlessness because there is nothing to hide?
 Let truth prevail in your life, too, dear friend.

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