Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

Let Your Yes be Yes. Saturday 10th Week Ordinary Time

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Breakfast With the Word Saturday 10th Week Ordinary Time of the Year

 

 Matthew 5:33-37

 

 

 

Today, Jesus continues to lead us into the deeper meaning of the commandments. After the discussion on murder, adultery, cutting off, and divorce, He leads us more into the discussion on taking oaths and swearing. He says:

 

‘You have learnt how it was said to our ancestors: You must not break your oath, but must fulfil your oaths to the Lord. But I say this to you: do not swear at all, either by heaven, since that is God’s throne; or by the earth, since that is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, since that is the city of the great king. Do not swear by your head either, since you cannot turn a single hair white or black. All you need to say is “Yes” if you mean yes, “No” if you mean no; anything more than this comes from the evil one.

 

 

The Understanding

 

 

We live in a culture in which the truth is always hard to say. We live in a culture in which we constantly desecrate the truth. Sometimes to force the truth out, people go into taking oaths and swearing.

 

Sometimes to prove that our hands are clean we invoke the name of God using words like “God will be my judge ” I swear to God” “only God knows” etc.

So, for these and many other things that we do, Jesus says are not worthy of His disciples. Jesus says “let your yes be yes and your no be no.

 

 

1. If we are falsely accused, Jesus said before “blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets and accused them ( Matthew 5:11-12).

 

Also, Jesus suffered the same fate. Many people today are suffering because of false accusations. People are accused wrongly, let us always say and stand strong on the truth, even when things go wrong. Jesus expects that your yes be your yes and your no is your no. Also, involve your God and let God fight your battle.

 

One day the Truth shall be Uncovered

 

 

Today, we desecrate and bastardize the truth . Let your yes be your yes. Today, even those who are to protect the defenceless, the poor, the widows, the helpless etc have joined hands to intimidate and accuse falsely.

 

Sometimes to prove the falsity of the accusations, the victims try to swear. But do not forget that no truth can remain uncovered, one day it will come to the open.

 

Many Christians are on this bandwagon. You intimidate people and frame them up because you think you have the position of power, always know that no earthly position lasts forever and nobody knows tomorrow. One day, the truth shall be uncovered.

 

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2. Also, sometimes when we do something, to protect our personality, we hide, we lie, we swear, sometimes using the name of God. Jesus says that such type of life is not worthy of his disciples. Therefore, let your yes be yes and your no is your no. One day the truth shall be uncovered.

 

 

3. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) His word is Truth (Psalm 119:160). But truth has been slaughtered at the altar of selfishness and corruption. The bible says “He will judge the intentions of our heart for there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account (Hebrews 4:12-13).

 

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Matthew 5: 17-20. Living the Way God wants

 

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Blessed Are We if We Do These

 

 

 

If We Can Stand On the Truth.

 

 

If we can stand on the truth, the truth will set us free. It is not always good to know that something is right and you pay a blind eye to it. It is not always advisable that if you say the truth of what is happening, you keep your mouth shut because of fear.

 

The more we close our mouths, the more things go wrong. The more things go wrong, the more we suffer. If we can stand on the truth and say no to evil. There will be a change. Always let your yes be your yes and your no be your no. Let us not deviate to the right today and tomorrow deviate to the left. At last, only the truth shall set us free.

 

 

2. Be truth-tellers. Let your “yes” mean “yes” and your “no” mean “no.”

 Don’t tell half-truths or little white lies. When you make a promise to someone, live up to that promise. When you give your word, live your word. This is what differentiates us from others. It is not always easy but we have chosen to be a light to the world.

 

May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to overcome all temptations, so that we shall be a light to the world. Amen.

 

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33 Comments
  1. Jared Ogare says

    Lord teach us to be light by saying the truth in whatever situation we are in. Amen

  2. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    Amen🙏🙏🙏

  3. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr.

    1. Julie says

      Amen

  4. Reuben says

    Nice!

  5. Obizolu Assumpta says

    Amen

    1. Ebhohon Agbonmwenre Queen says

      Amen

  6. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen.

  7. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says

    Amen

  8. Chisom Egwudike says

    Amen

  9. Edith Oramalu says

    Oh God thank you for the gift of life, be my strength to endure the challenges am facing through Amen

  10. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen

  11. Ada Ndubuisi says

    Amen

  12. Kaycee Omeke says

    Amen
    Thank you Fr

  13. Alphonsus says

    Amen.
    Thank you dearest Padre for always serving us with the Word and inspiring us everyday. May God bless you and your work. May he provide for the needs of our website. Amen.

  14. Anujue Ifeanyichukwu Godwin says

    Amen

  15. Carmela U. Ekwem says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks and God bless you too Fr.

    May God grant us the grace to live up to the expectations of all he required of us and may his light continue to shine in our paths as well as being a light to the World, as he commanded us, Amen!!!.

  16. Adeline Chidimma says

    Amen and Amen

  17. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says

    Amen

  18. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen

  19. Amadi miracle says

    Amen🙏
    Thanks fr.

  20. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. May the Lord see me through in this journey of life. Amen

  21. UCHEM AUGUSTA DABERECHI says

    Amen

  22. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus.

  23. Okeke Juliet Nneka says

    Amen 🙏. May God help us to always say the truth. Thank you Fr. for the word today.

  24. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen

  25. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  26. Maureen says

    How can those not from Nigeria support?

    1. Sanctus Mario says

      use the paypal or message me privately

  27. Desmond Oloto says

    Amen 🙏

  28. Michael Jones says

    Amen

  29. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen

  30. Helen says

    Amen! God bless you Padre 🙏

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