To what extent are you willing to go to bat for someone who IS plainly telling the truth?
To what extent are you willing to go to bat for someone who is plainly NOT telling the truth?
For the first time in my 77 years, the telling of the truth has been called into question for BOTH Christmas AND for the political scene in our country. Do we really want to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Christmas AND about what is happening in politics today?
For two years at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, I lived next door to Ed Braxton. Later in his priesthood he became the Bishop of Belleville, Illinois. In 2018 Bishop Braxton told 5th and 6th Grade students at Our Lady Queen of Peace School that there is no Santa Claus.
Parents and others took to Facebook to express their anger and their frustration over Bishop Braxton’s remarks. One parent said, “It was something that he shouldn’t have said.” Another parent made the comment, “Santa isn’t real, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t in your heart.”
I am on the mend with my broken left leg and I confess that I’ve watched a few too many know-it-all talking heads on cable TV. I am left asking myself:
How many more Santa Clauses do we need or want to create in the political life of our country today?
SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT THEIR ILLUSIONS DESTROYED