Shortly before his death sentence on Good Friday, Jesus said to Pilate: “I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37.) “What is the truth?” Pilate had replied
The truth is God, and Jesus came to earth to bear witness to His Father. “I am the way, the truth and the life,” Jesus said.
The same question Pilate asked is repeated today. People cast doubt on the existence of God, everything is relativized, put on the same level. One denies the law of God, and calls good what is evil and evil what is good. (See page 7.)
One must have the courage to defend the truth, even if it is not fashionable, even at the cost of one’s life. The Catholic Church, for example, was not in shortage of great Popes in recent years who bravely defended the truth. Two of them are canonized on April 27, 2014: John XXIII and John Paul II, who himself wrote an encyclical on “The Splendor of Truth”. (See page 4.)
We all have to be accountable for our actions before God at the Last Judgment, and it is often on sins of omission that we will be judged, like the injustices we omitted to denounce.
Another great man who defended the truth is Louis Even, the founder of MICHAEL. When he discovered for the first time in 1934 the Social Credit solution (or economic democracy) of Scottish engineer Clifford Hugh Douglas, he exclaimed: “I will thank God all my life for having put this light on my path. Everybody must know about this light.”
As Pope Francis said in his Lenten message (see page 19), there is not only material destitution, but there are also spiritual and moral destitution, which consists in slavery to vice and sin.
This is why humanity needs more than ever the mercy of God, the forgiveness of sins by having recourse to the sacrament of penance and reconciliation. This is the way God wanted to use to forgive and erase our sins. (See page 16.)
To all our readers who have come across and enjoyed the teachings of Louis Even and the light of MICHAEL, the best way to bear witness to the truth is to make MICHAEL known to others, to find new subscribers. So, good apostolate work to all! And all are invited to our next week of study and Siege of Jericho in Rougemont. (See page 32.)