(Third Sunday of Lent)
Sunday, March 24, 2019
One of the most destructive tragedies a nation can suffer is that of being the victim of aggression by a more powerful nation.
The aggression becomes more devastating when its weapons include food, medicines, technology, sabotages, financial blockades misinformation campaigns, and selective assassinations. Aggression is even more deplorable when the aggressor is motivated by his greed to appropriate for himself the natural and human resources of the victims of aggression.
This Sunday, the gospel demonstrates that the tragedy of aggression can be resolved for the benefit of its victims. Such benefits include: the unification of the people in order to confront the aggressor, the discredit of the aggressor, the denunciation of the atrocities committed by the aggressor, and the paramount conclusion that world peace must be based on respect of freedom and the right of self determination for all nations.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)