History

Matthew 28:12-15
And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, `His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’
And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
So they took the money and did as they were directed; and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

Homily:

If you pay attention to the present, it will teach you one thing – History is at best, unreliable.

History is the most logical narrative of the past, not necessarily the narrative of the past.

Even with compelling facts, I have read books that justify opposing views of the same fact from authorities in the field.

To this day, research is largely into what is funded. We dig deeper into what money wants and a lot of times, confirmation bias leads – we confirm what money wants.

The tale of cover-up between the elders and the soldiers plays out daily.

How do we find the truth?

In the stillness of nothing.