August 3, 2016
St. Thomas Aquinas

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

“In order for people to accept the Truth, they must also accept the untruth. It is difficult, at times, to recognize that people of stature can be so corrupt and dishonest. This is why it is important to match actions with words. If a person does not speak the Truth, such a one's actions will not reflect what is proclaimed.”

“Leaders should first and foremost defend the rights and well-being of their constituency. If they are consumed primarily for their own power and authority, they will make any type of compromise to protect themselves and their position. This is ruthlessness – not honesty. This type of ruthless ambition jeopardizes the general well-being of those they lead.”

“Therefore, it is important to look for Truth and to support those dedicated to defending it. Do not follow blindly, but consider the ramifications of following someone who is dishonest. Pray for proper discernment before you commit.”