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., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.