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Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Truth is what reveals reality

A powerful politician once asked a condemned man: “What is truth?” If Pilate had sought truth, he’d have recognized his prisoner and set Jesus—and himself—free. Dostoevsky warned what happens to those who lose contact with the truth: They “lose all respect for themselves and for others. And having no respect, they cease to love.” It’s easy for Pilate to condemn a man who doesn’t matter. Choose respect, choose love, and everyone begins to matter.

TODAY'S READINGS: Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 (166). “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.”

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BELIEF IN THE RESURRECTION

George went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family including his mother-in-law. During their vacation and while they were visiting Jerusalem, George’s mother-in-law died. With the death certificate in hand, George went to the American Consulate to make arrangements to send the body back to the States for proper burial. The Consul, after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law, told George that the sending of a body back to the States for burial is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000. The Consul continued, “In most cases the person responsible for the remains normally decides to bury the body here. This would only cost $150.” George thought for some time and answered, “I don’t care how much it will cost to send the body back; that’s what I want to do.” The Consul, after hearing this, said, “You must have loved your mother-in-law very much, considering the difference in price.” “No, it’s not that!” said George. “You see, I know of a case many years ago of a person, by name Jesus, who was buried here in Jerusalem. On the third day he arose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance.”

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