Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Feast of St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew, sometimes referred to as Nathaniel, was one of the twelve apostles. His friend Philip brought him to the Lord. Jesus bestowed great praise on meeting him: "Behold a true Israelite in whom there is no guile." He preached the faith in Arabia and then in Armenia where he was martyred, some believe by flaying.

A person like Bartholomew "in whom there is no guile" is a person without pretense. He does not lie. In our culture, perhaps we would say he is not "two-faced." Let's examine our speech today. Do we always and only tell the truth? Our Lord will help us, for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

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