If “false news” is skillfully disguised in our social-media-driven society, how do we know what’s real and what isn’t?
Recognizing the truth only comes through God. To know the truth we must take three steps (1) Build a personal relationship with Jesus, (2) Seek Jesus’ help and guidance of the Holy Spirit to free ourselves from bad habits, unhealthy attachments and addictions, and (3) Freely submit our hearts, minds and will to the all-merciful, all-loving and all-wise God.
True freedom comes from our relationship with God. Take time with your family to think about how you can strengthen this relationship, both as a family and personally. What do you need to do to identify the truth that will set you free?
It’s been a joy spending this time with you today, my friends. God bless you and your family.
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.