“Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” On this Monday after the Epiphany in the first reading we are challenged to test the spirits. Indeed within our world there are many false prophets. This is how we know whether the spirit is of God or not…“every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belong to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God.”
How do we know today whether or not which is presented before us comes from the Lord? In order to answer that question we need to ask ourselves is this message leading us to Jesus Christ. If the answer is no…then the message is false. However, if the answer is yes then the message is true. One this Monday following the Epiphany of the Lord and on this memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus let’s look for the road which leads to our Lord Jesus Christ.