Money talks. This is the name of the game in today’s gospel. “The chief priests assembled together with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him while we were asleep.” My dear friends, I don’t know if you noticed this too but when money rules us, the truth is silent. When money talks nobody notices what grammar it uses. Hey, if money talks, that talk is very cheap. Money can jeopardize the truth but it can’t hide it. Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain’t going away. Never trade your dignity, your integrity and your morals for money. If you have much money never use it to spread fake news. Use whatever you have to circulate the truth. One author says: “I love listening to lies when I know the truth.”
Friends, keep watch because there are so many “users” around us with this kind of behaviour—keep talking and I’ll keep counting. Don’t give money the chance and power to hide the truth. Rather than money give me the truth. People need the truth and nothing but the truth. Friends, the truth may hurt a little while but a lie hurts forever. Truth will always be the truth even if nobody believes it.
Finally, the truth will lead us to the place where Jesus wants to meet us. “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” Brethren, where is your Galilee? What is your Galilee? Find it because the instruction of Jesus to meet His disciples in Galilee is an assurance of finding the truth. What kind of truth? The truth that He is alive! My dear kababayans, the only vehicle that will transport us to Galillee is riding and following the route of truth. That truth is no other than Jesus himself.