Thought for the Day – 18 March
In times of great turmoil and controversy, it is difficult sometimes to know what is true and what is right and sometimes we have to grope our way along. We have to follow the truth and give it our full loyalty, at whatever cost. Sometimes that will mean that we are a majority of one. That is what truth demands of us! Those who imagine that the lives of saints are simple and placid, untouched by the vulgar breath of controversy, are rudely shocked by history. Yet, it should be no surprise that saints, indeed all Christians, will experience the same difficulties as their Master. The definition of truth is an endless, complex pursuit, and good men and women have suffered the pain of both controversy and error. Intellectual, emotional and political roadblocks may slow up people like Cyril for a time. But their lives taken as a whole are monuments to honesty and courage.
During this Lenten season, we reflect upon our beliefs and as Easter approaches, we renew our baptismal vows, using the words that Saint Cyril used.
Is our faith strong enough to endure accusation and exile?
How can we commit ourselves more fully to our Lord, our Church and our Creed?
St Cyril of Jerusalem Pray for us!