St. Barnabas,
Pray for us
Matthew 5:33-37

 

“Say yes when you mean yes and no when you mean no. Anything beyond that is from the evil one. “
Promise-keeping is the foundation of personal and social existence. If we cannot trust people to keep their word, then there is no basis for civil law, for business dealings, for personal friendships, or for family life. This is what Jesus is asking of his followers. He is asking that we be supportive of one another not having to demand an oath over every aspect of life.