In today’s reading we are presented with the adulteress who asks Christ for forgiveness. When Jesus saw her humility and kind heart He forgave her. Thus forgiveness was given after a display of humility and the willingness to obey Christ’s teachings. There are many Catholics, sometimes even members of the clergy who want to polish and make nice the teachings of the Church. As Pope Benedict XVI once said: “Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the Church, is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, looks like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.” The teachings of the Church aren’t meant to be nice they are meant to be true. One of the greatest minds in Catholic Church history, St Augustine, in fact said: “Truth is like a lion, you don’t have to defend it, let it loose, it will defend itself.” In fact I was very encouraged yesterday when the priest spoke about sin. It has been a long time since we have heard such things. I was relieved and happy to hear the truth, after all there is written in the Gospel according to St John: “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” The media and the liberals seek to soften up the Church’s teaching in order to appease themselves and those around them. For example when it comes to gays many use the following quote from Pope Frances and twist it as they please: “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and is of good will who am I to judge him?” This quote shows clearly the fact that indeed gays are accepted in Church so long as they leave behind the sodomistic lifestyle and surrender themselves to Christ. At a time when sin is being celebrated, a perfect example is yesterday’s Gay Pride Parade in Valletta, the Church must speak the truth, not twisted truth, not nice things, but only the truth. The reason why truth should be spoken is that if it isn’t spoken then the Church wouldn’t be filled with martyrs, saints or defenders of the Faith as it should be and is but instead it would be filled with thieves and liars of souls.