Relativism undermines the purpose of the human intellect, which is to seek, find and know the truth, most especially the ultimate Truth: God. Consequently, it is not only an affront to human dignity but also damages individuals and society, working to prevent people from attaining their destiny in eternal communion with God.
In my first few weeks of working as an intern at a children’s school, I came face-to-face with the demands of truth. I quickly realized how some of the things the school taught these young children were not only incompatible with what is true but dangerously harmful.
Self-deception is a real danger everyone faces. It’s not only a roadblock to holiness, but may even place a person’s soul in eternal peril, as Christ himself warned, “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.”
America’s celebration of its victory in the battle for freedom and independence should serve to remind us all that true freedom is under attack today. Secular humanism and the “culture of death” continue to undermine an authentic human freedom.
The experience of the peace and happiness of “God that surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7), attained in freedom and loving obedience, is inseparable from love for the Truth, for Jesus Christ is the “way and the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6), whose gift of himself to humanity opens the way to the Father and the everlasting kingdom of God.