On August 20th I blogged: "No other gods but me" and said, "The laboratory determines outcomes very well, it does not covey truth or values - that is something that man must try to discern. He normally conveys truth and value in the stories and myths of his culture - as he listens to that small voice that speaks the language of truth and justice, love and hate"
In continuing to consider our culture's other gods: and how we convey and can prove the truth of our faith, I commend the excellent article The Proof of Truth: Challenging the Criteria for Truth by T.M. Moore
The main idea that I pulled from his article was the failure of modern rationalism and post-modern approaches for society. He says: "For the clear teaching of Scripture, as we see it, for example, in John's second epistle, is that love is the proof and fruit of truth. We will know that we have achieved truth, and that it abides in us, when the fruit of love is consistently evident in our lives, beginning in our relationships with one another in the Body of Christ." As the old cliche says, "The proof of the pudding is in the eating."
It so happens that lessons for today for the Feast of St. Bartholomew reinforce Rev. Moore's article. In St. Luke xxii. 24 , Jesus instructs the disciples on the correct relationship with one another, following his example of loving service. In Acts v. 12, we hear how the evidence of that relationship served to prove the faith and attracted the multitudes.