He Died for the Truth

He Died for the Truth



There is no doubt that blessed John suffered imprisonment and chains as a witness to our Redeemer,

whose forerunner he was, and gave his life for Him.

His persecutor had demanded,

not that he should deny Christ,

but only that he should keep silent about the truth.

Nevertheless, he died for Christ. Does Christ not say :

I am the Truth?

Therefore, because John shed his blood for the truth,

he surely died for Christ.


This has been the Lord’s message for me all summer long ~

you cannot be silent about the Truth.

St John the Baptist, pray for us.



  • From a homily on St Bede the Venerable, priest LOH second reading
  •  L’Apparition, Gustave Moreau

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