Victims of a Hoax
Victims of deception need to heal their inner wounds.
Author: P. Fernando Pascual, L.C | Source: Catholic.net
Deceptions and lies arise and are disseminated through books, television, the Internet. A person is deceived because he thinks he saw a friend from afar when it was a thief. Or when he believes a skilled journalist is spreading libel.
When deception is laid bare, those who have been trapped for a time under it feel sorry for having believed as true for false, and they also feel relief in leaving it behind.
After this, the victim of a hoax may be hurt and he's afraid to believe in others again. Sometimes he even doesn't accept the real thing because he suspects he's facing a new trap. The victims of deception need to heal their inner wounds. Not only will they strive to distinguish between a good person and trickster, but they may help others become more cautious in the face of new "news" or in the face of murmurings that spin madly from screen to screen.
Only with truth does the mind think correctly, decisions improve, relationships with others are more authentic and fruitful.
In a world full of lies, mistakes and half-truths mixed with malicious doses of interested criticism, we need light, clarity, prudence, before we give up what has just come before our eyes or our ears, so as not to be victims of a deception again.
Christ told us that by knowing the truth we will become free (cf. Jn 8:32). For since the Son of God came into the world, a light shines that overcomes darkness (cf. Jn 1:1-5). With that light every man can direct his steps, from truth, towards complete life and happiness.