Fake news brings about confusion–unpeace–among people was the gist of Rev. Fr. Ronald Lunas’ reflection during the Morning Liturgy of the 4th National Catholic Media Convention (NCMC) held in Davao City last August 8, 2018.
“Some people today think there is no absolute truth,” revealed Fr. Lunas to the participants gathered at the Session Hall of the Mergrande Ocean Resort, “Truth to them is simply what they think and say, everything is relative.”
Moreover, the parish priest of Sta. Cruz Parish in Digos, Davao del Sur lamented the fact that some false teachings claim Jesus has changed leading to new beliefs and false practices.
“The Letter to the Hebrews set the record straight. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.,” he said.
He added that, as Social Communicators of the Church, we should let the world know Jesus, “and that in Him, we have the most profound truth.”
“With Jesus as the truth, we can have peace,” he stressed. “As it is said, no Jesus, no peace; know Jesus, know peace.”
In concluding his reflection, he reminded his audience that “our mission is to search for and share the truth.”
Fr. Lunas also gave credit to St. Dominic de Guzman, whose feast day fell on this third day of the convention, saying “Dominic stands for truth in a troubled world.”
The NCMC 2018 was a four-day gathering of communicators from the different dioceses of the country that began August 6, 2018. With the year’s theme “Ako ni, bai! (It is I)”, the Convention is the on its fourth run, with next year’s announced to be staged in Lipa, Batangas. (~Lulu Reclusado-Nario)