Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time ‘a’
Jesus said: “Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one.” What does He mean by this? I think that Jesus wants His disciples to be honest people. Think about it this way -- if someone you know lied to you, or abused your trust, then it is very hard to believe that person again, even if he or she swears that they are speaking the truth. On the other side, if there is someone you know who has never lied to you and is always honest, then you don’t need any oaths, any promises, any explanations. You simply know that this is an honest person -- a simple ‘yes’ means ‘yes’ and simple ‘no’ means ‘no’. Jesus wants you and me to be truthful and honest so that if others think about Christians, they will know that they are good and trustworthy people. Unfortunately, there are Christians who are dishonest.