The stewardship of the truth has always been the special care of the Church. Error and lies can destroy us, and so we must constantly be vigilant that we are protecting the truth as Jesus gave it to us, as it has been revealed by God through Scripture and Tradition. In our first reading, Paul pounds that message home, pleading with the Ephesians and recalling the tears with which he taught them. In the Gospel, Jesus too, praying for the fledgling Church, asks the Father to “consecrate them in the truth.” We are told that the truth will set us free; the converse then is that it is error and lies that enslave us. We then, must be custodians of the truth too, so that the Church can continue to preach the word in freedom.