(Second Sunday of Advent).
Sunday, December 10, 2017.
In order to retake your human goodness you must take the following steps:
– Identify anything that prevents you from fulfilling the goodness of your human nature.
– Bring to an end your wrongdoings.
– Become a servant to all.
By doing the above, you would achieve “a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4), baptism which you must undertake in order to “prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths” (Mark 1:3).
We will not be able to retake the goodness of our human nature if:
– We believe human nature is intrinsically evil, thus, there is no goodness in it.
– We refuse to renounce our evil deeds.
– We relate to one another on the basis of domination, not service.
Under the circumstances indicated, it is not possible to retake our goodness. In the meantime, God remains waiting for us to retake it. The task of retaking our goodness can be compared to the work of filling in every valley, making low every mountain and hill; leveling the rugged land, smoothing the rough country (Isaiah 40:4).
By retaking the goodness of our human nature we will be “hastening the coming of the day of God;” we will be hastening the realization of the “new heavens and new earth” where we will “be found without spot or blemish before [the Lord], at peace” (2 Peter 3:12-14).
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).