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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE STORM

(Twelve Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, June 24, 2018

We shall always be protected from the storm if we live in peace. However, our world today is dangerously navigating through storms of human destruction and inequalities.

The storm destroys

We must stop the storm in order to save the boat of humanity from sinking. We must stop destroying one another.
If we want to keep our boat afloat, we have to keep in mind the following:
1. That we have the ability to restore peace in our world.
2. That we have the ability to do the works of God (works of peace) because we “no longer live for [ourselves] but for him who for [our] sake died and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:15). We must use our power to ensure that our boat will not sink.
3. That  God’s authority is also our authority. Just as God stops a storm, we must stop destruction. God says: “I set the limits for [the sea] and fastened the bar of its door… Thus far shall you come but no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stilled!” (Job 38:10-11).

Calm is restored

If we live in peace, our efforts will not fail and our boat will not sink.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)

DON’T DESTROY YOURSELF

(Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, June 10, 2018.

If you do not want to destroy yourself, live in peace with your neighbor.

Peace gives you life

A conflict between a person and another is a betrayal to their  human nature, because when members of the human race are thus confronted, they become a threat to their own existence.

In order to survive, people must necessarily seek peace and life, not war and their own destruction. “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand” (Mark 3:24, 25).

Antagonism destroys

When humanity is divided in antagonistic groups, men are torn by strife and become promoters of self-destruction, placing their existence in jeopardy. So men must restore unity, for unity is their normal state of life. Humanity has the responsibility to preserve itself by returning to its primordial common unity, to the unity created by God.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)