(Fourth Sunday of Lent)
Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Look to the heights if you want to see the suffering of the world.
Those who suffer injustice are, by their very existence, a denunciation against the unjust. That is, the one who suffers injustice exposes the harm the unjust inflicts upon him. The victim of any injustice is like a person who is lifted up on a cross (John 3:14) for everybody to see.
The evildoers, on the other hand, reveal injustice through their evil actions and through the “legitimate” societal order that promotes and condones said actions.
Once the victim is lifted up on his cross, evil can no longer hide, evil can no longer disguise itself under the cover of false “legitimacy” or “righteousness”, because the victim, the image and likeness of God, is up there for everybody to see.
The redemption of the suffering humanity is at hand, since the victim we see lifted up on the cross is the Son of God, who has defeated injustice, evil, and death.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).