And Archbishop Diarmud Martin said:
“THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE – EVEN IF THE TRUTH IS REVOLTING”.
For Christians, surely the most important thing is to behave as Christ told us to?
And if He told us that the truth would set us free why are so many of us hiding the truth and engaging in cover up and denial?
Nobody denies that the truth is often tough and harsh and us humans always try and avoid pain.
But often after the truth is out we feel better healed and free.
For years and years I hid my homosexuality and treated it as my big, dark secret.
I was afraid that if people knew the truth about me that they would not like me and would reject me.
But when I spoke publicly about my secret 97% of the people who mattered to me loved me as much as ever and maybe even more.
And on top of that I WAS A FREE MAN.
Secrets keep us in darkness but the truth sets us free.
People sometimes ask me: “Do you have any secrets”.
I reply: “I do, but there’re all over Google”.
THIS BLOG AND TRUTH
Everyday people call me and this blog evil. They call me unkind, unchristian, uncharitable, a people crusher etc etc …..
But everyday on this blog I only say:
1. What is true.
2. What I believe to be true.
And I get an awful lot of information from people – people who have experienced bad things or have bad things happen to them.
And after trying everything and everything everyone else and failed they turn to me and ask me to speak their truth for them.
And that’s what I try to do – and when I get it wrong I acknowledge my mistake and apologise for it.
The Catholic Church and all churches and all organisations including political parties, have a habit of covering things up and hoping they will never be found out.
That has led to so much human suffering and injustice.
So, why don’t we just try more to recognise the truth and speak recognise truth.
It can be uncomfortable.
It can be painful.
It can be embarrassing.
But Jesus said it would set us free.
What’s that old quote:
“Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains”.
Let us break the chains of lies, deceit, cover up and denial – and let us embrace THE TRUTH!