This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Freedom and truth

What has been said so far can be summarized through words of Christ: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”[1] For this reason he proclaimed to Pilate: “For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth.”[2] And in bearing witness to truth, he set humanity free.

Thus, John Paul II spoke correctly when he said that the “[w]orship of God and a relationship with truth are revealed in Jesus Christ as the deepest foundation of freedom.”[3] “[O]nly the freedom which submits to the Truth leads the human person to his true good. The good of the person is to be in the Truth and to do the Truth.”[4]

[1] Jn 8:32.

[2] Jn 18:37.

[3] VS, 87.

[4] St. John Paul II, Address to those taking part in the International Congress of Moral Theology (April 10, 1986), 1.

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