(Second Sunday of Easter)
Sunday, April 23, 2017.
To live the life of the resurrection is not something unreal. On the contrary, it is man’s destiny; it consists of living a communal life from which no one is excluded.
The type of human life that attests to the resurrection is that in which God is present in the midst of all men: “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need” (Acts 2:44-45).
This form of life is called “communal life;” a life in which men live in unity with one another and in unity with God through the breaking of the bread and prayers (Acts 2:42).
Communal life unites all of us in the resurrection:
– Unity of faith, whereby all men share one conviction, one belief.
– Unity of action, whereby all men share the wealth of the world in common.
– Unity of hope, whereby all share one goal, which is the well-being of all – without exception.
By rejecting communal life, the world rejects the resurrection because the existence of antagonistic groups and nations is in direct opposition to the peace, harmony, and mutual understanding, which is proper to communal life and resurrection. The world, as it is now, welcomes death and rejects the resurrection.
Conversely, by restoring common unity in human life, both individually and collectively, we will begin to possess the life of the resurrection here on earth.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)