Saint Paul reminds us of a self-evident truth in the first reading at Mass today, “Now it is of course required of stewards that they be found trustworthy” (1st Corinthians 4:2). Truth-telling is something which each of us should hold in the highest regard. Unfortunately, our culture often subordinates the inherent value of truth-telling to less important things such as avoiding conflict, projecting a more favorable self-image, political expediency, pleasure, among a panoply of other things. Every time we subjugate truth to a lesser good we put a wall between ourselves and others. These walls make communication and community more difficult, if not impossible. For this reason telling untruths always makes a person less happy even if a short-term gain is experienced. Sharing the Good News with another is the highest form of truth-telling. In order to be credible in our giving witness to Christ, we need to be people of truth. In the final analysis, we will see that all of us enjoy more community, more happiness for having spoke the truth and having shared the Good News.