“Do not be afraid to call a spade a spade” (Inner Word).
Our Father loves it when we are sincere and transparent, because that is how He is. Anything that is crooked or complicated, any attitude that lacks transparency, is and will remain alien to His being. The Lord gives us the example of the simplicity of children: “Unless (…) you become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 18:3). He also exhorts us to be clear in our words: “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil” (Mt 5:37).
The doctrine that our Father entrusted to His Church, despite its complexity, is very simple in its essence. By allowing oneself to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit, each person can understand it and also recognize when the doctrine is distorted. The simplest of the faithful are able to express the truths of the faith with great clarity, while others allow themselves to be confused by overly complicated thoughts, which the famous “Acathist Hymn” of the Eastern Church describes as the “webs of the Athenians’ logic”.
This is how the Lord calls us to profess our faith, especially at a time when His light is increasingly dimmed in the world and, unfortunately, in the Church.
It is a time when each one of us must fearlessly defend the truth of our holy faith and its values, wherever God has placed us and in whatever way we are able.
Only faith in the Son of God and obedience to His commandments opens access to the kingdom of heaven. There is no other way for man! This is what the Church is called to proclaim. It is as simple as that! If she fails to do so, the spirit of confusion will invade her and our Father will no longer be glorified.
Therefore, let us not be afraid to proclaim the love of our Father, nor to identify and point out what deviates from our faith. Our Father will reward us!