SummaryBob Wiesner reminds us, be relentless in our pursuit of Truth and decisively set aside that lazy tendency to regard it as murky, gray, and indeterminate.
The other day, a prominent Churchman made the startling assertion that Christ’s teaching on marriage was rather murky, gray, and indeterminate in character.
It is not clear just what part of “Let no man put asunder!” can be interpreted loosely; the good Father left that point unexplained.
By recent coincidence, a young lady enrolled in Seton called with Religion 10 questions regarding some of the finer points of moral teaching. Her questions were probing, intelligent, and obviously geared toward actually grasping the real truth about moral determination. The difference between the two was striking.
Our young lady has grasped the essential point of all education, that ultimately, Truth is One. Although it is true that there are many questions left open to personal interpretation, there are matters which have long since been settled by both Church and society.
Jesus Christ IS Truth, after all, as well as Life and Light. There is no place in God’s Light for murkiness, or grayness, or a lack of clarity; all is illuminated.
We are told that in the final analysis, there is indeed a sharp distinction between sheep and goats. There are no sheep-goat hybrids, no muddling of species, no murkiness, and no gray areas between the two.
Grayness and murkiness can lead only to dithering, indecision, and confusion, and we are, on the contrary, bidden to be bold in our proclamation and defense of truth.
Like this young lady, let us be relentless in our pursuit of Truth and decisively set aside that lazy tendency to regard truth as murky, gray, and indeterminate.