August 23, 2009
St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I have come to you today to continue my teaching on the truth. There is no such thing as a half truth; you cannot ‘shade' the truth. Any transgression against the truth is to cooperate with a lying spirit.”

“You must not think it is righteous to compromise the truth to save someone's feelings. Truth does not bend to save someone's ego; it is always the truth, and does not change according to human need.”

“Say ‘yes' when you mean ‘yes' and ‘no' when you mean ‘no' without regard for your own reputation or the reputation of others. Believe that Holy Love and the truth are one and live accordingly.”

“Never embellish the truth to make yourself look good in the eyes of others or others to look bad. In Holy Simplicity be truth itself, always working to build up the Kingdom of God. It is a lying spirit that seeks to tear down and destroy another's reputation. It is the spirit of jealousy that resents another's well-being and promotes sins of the tongue.”

“Truth must be a shield around the Holy Love in your heart; thus you can accept and benefit from constructive criticism in an effort towards perfection in Holy Love. This is Holy Humility–truth itself. In humility the soul knows where he stands in the Eyes of God.”