When we look at the status of Catholicity or Christianity nowadays we are inclined to look with gratitude at the work of missionaries, both men and women, who brought the faith to us at the expense of many sacrifices or even the loss of their lives in martyrdom for the faith in Jesus Christ. No doubt we are grateful for their example of sacrifice and generosity, just so as to fulfill that last instruction of Jesus: “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mk. 16:16). That instruction of Jesus came also with an assurance of God’s protection.
“These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast out devils; they will have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison; they will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover” (Mk. 16:17). Amid all the different religions in the world let’s have some sense of discernment. Without pointing any accusing fingers at least let us be searchers of the “truth that sets us free” (Jn. 8:32). After all, the truth is everybody’s right. No one has the right to what is false. Let us live that freedom that is tantamount to saying: “Live and let live,’ with due respect to others’ rights (life, liberty, truth, property).
Let us give to everyone that freedom to search for the truth!