From today’s Scripture: “I announced your justice in the vast assembly; I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.”—Ps 40:9
On the eve of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales each year, the pope issues a message for the upcoming World Communications Day. St. Francis de Sales is the patron of Catholic communicators. This year the pope declared the communications message them to be: “Speak with your heart,” or, in other words, “Speak the truth, with love.”
Pope Francis reminds us not to abandon the truth, but he encourages us to find loving ways to help reveal the truth, with charity. Hate doesn’t really help anything, does it! We believe God is love; it is our duty to treat everyone lovingly, even when we need to deliver challenging news.
Let us pray: God, make me a little less self-righteous today. Let me “walk a mile” in someone else’s shoes to learn compassion.
Today’s author is John Feister, an award-winning journalist and member of Glenmary’s Communications Team.