In the Light of Truth
“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and there is nothing secret that will not become known and come to light.” Luke 8:17
If I Bro. Carmelo Martinez, SDB would ask me again what’s on top of my hierarchy of values I still would answer “Truth”. (Bro. Melo has been our Values Clarification teacher in the pre-novitiate, and the best.)
I believe anything that is not founded on truth would be consumed by its own lies and swallowed by its own shadow. The verse suddenly popped in my brain as I was saying vespers with the community. I have met people who blind themselves by their own lies because the truth is simply too bright to look at. It is a sad sight for people who can see but refused to see the light of truth. There are people too who have been courageous enough to embrace the light of truth despite the initial fear. In the end, the truth has set them free.
As I try my best to become a good and holy Salesian, I nail it in my brain to always abide by the truth. There are lapses of course, considering the technical glitches in my circuit board, but the effort of staying with the Truth and living with the Truth is worth more than living in the comforts of the shadow.