Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Friday, January 2, 2009

Why I'm Here

To touch on Mother and Father, the two books are meshing quite nicely together. As I continued reading Mother Angelica's book, I came across a nugget titled "Why I'm Here." In order to become a warrior soul, this is how we can approach this for God:

I'm not here to win friends and influence people. I'm here to do God's Will. Now, if the accomplishment of that will bugs a lot of people, well, that's their problem. I can't help that.

Cool huh? How many times have you held back saying something that you know to be true, to be God's truth, but you hold back saying it because it may hurt or offend the other person? I'm not saying to go out there and say things on purpose to hurt other people. What I'm saying is not to be afraid to stand up for God.