One of the most profound statements that Jesus Christ made about himself is the following: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) In this statement, Jesus is not just describing himself as a truthful person. He is identifying himself as truth itself. This should make us think twice about how we do or don’t honor truth in our everyday lives and interactions with others. While humankind has always struggled with telling the truth, it would seem that in recent years, this has reached epidemic proportions, with people embracing and even promoting “alternative facts” and “fake news.” In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the Eighth Commandment, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” as we look at our call to honor truth, since Jesus is truth.
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