““Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice."” (Jn 18: 37)
“If silence is more necessary even during conversation about good matters, how much more so in matters that are indifferent?” --St. John of Gaza
How many times have we found ourselves confronting someone who has a completely different viewpoint about something than ours? The different perception can be about a variety of matters, from the sacred to the mundane. Different perceptions of what is true can occur between spouses,[i] parents, children, friends, parishioners, Christians and non-Christians.