Sometimes people call me the “good thief.” Believe me, there’s no such thing as a “good thief.” I am the repentant thief. Today I’m called St. Dismas, but that title means nothing to me.
Jesus Christ meets the man of every age, including our own, with the same words: “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” These words contain both a fundamental requirement and a warning: the requirement of an honest relationship with regard to truth as a condition for authentic freedom, and the warning to avoid every kind of illusory freedom, every superficial unilateral freedom, every freedom that fails to enter into the whole truth about man and the world. (Redemptor Hominis No. 12)
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