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UNITY, DIVINE TREASURE

(Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, July 20, 2018.

He who speaks of unity must live in unity with all

The smile of unity

To live in unity with all means to break down “the dividing wall of enmity” so those who were once enemies, are no longer enemies by virtue of the personal example and sacrifice of the one who promotes unity. When a person lives in unity with another person, he creates “in himself a new person in place of the two” (Ephesians 2: 14, 15).

 

 

Those who speak of unity but  do not live in unity, promote division and mislead people.
“Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock.” To them God says, “I will take care to punish your evil deeds” (Jeremiah 23:1-2).
Those who preach unity but fail to live in unity bring about confusion and all sorts of individual and collective maladies.

The circle of unity never breaks up

He who speaks of unity and lives in unity,
“he  shall do what is right and just in the land” (Jeremiah 33:15), he will bring peace and friendship to all, he shall turn the world into a safe place for everyone.

 

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)

UNITY WILL MAKE YOU STRONG

INAPPROPRIATE USE OF HUMAN EFFORTS.
In the Garden of Eden, the serpent sowed discord between man and woman as a prelude to the breakage of the human unity and the installation of conflicts among human beings. With men and women in conflict with each other, their efforts was diverted away from seeking reconciliation. Since then,  the Garden of Eden was replaced by the divisions and inequalities we see every day in the world.

THE FORCE OF REASON AND THE REASON OF FORCE.
If the struggle that leads to human unity has not yet succeeded, it is because the force of reason is no match for the reason of force.

SOWING THE SEEDS OF UNITY.
When we fight for the liberation of the oppressed, we are sowing the seeds of human unity.

THE SUN COMES OUT EVERY DAY.
To deny the existence of class struggle in the world is like denying that the sun comes out every day. And while the clouds may prevent us from seeing the sun, it does not mean it is not on top of us.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)