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RESURRECTION – ABSENCE OF EMPIRES

Resurrection is liberation

(Easter Sunday)
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Resurrection is not a renovation nor a reformation of life – it is a revolution of life, a rebirth of the original, peaceful way of human life. The life of unity and equality among all. The life of “sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:8).

Say no to imperial aggression

 

However, this revolution is hindered by the presence of imperial exploitation, aggression and expansionism.
Thus, an empire is a regression to the healthy evolution of humanity. Consequently, the revolutionary eradication of the empire becomes necessary.

 

SAY NO TO IMPERIAL OPPRESSION

 

Such revolution will allow us to restore human freedom, eliminate oppression, and stop the destruction that accompanies all forms of imperial aggression.

The power of death cannot destroy the power of life.

 

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)

BIBLICAL TEXTS CAPITALISM MIGHT WISH TO DELETE

Saint Luke

 

 

“No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common”.
“There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale… and they were distributed to each according to need”. (The Acts of the Apostles 4: 32, 34-35)

 

 

Saint James

 

 

“Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts” (James 5: 4)

 

 

AGGRESSION WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED

(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.

AGGRESSION ALWAYS PRODUCES DESTRUCTION AND DEATH.

 

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.

 

THE WORLD BELONGS TO ALL

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)

A RADIANT LIFE

(Second Sunday of Lent)
Sunday, March 17, 2019.

If you wish to live like a true human being you must live in peace with everyone. Thus, you will free yourself of every evil and will enjoy happiness.

Peace brings the light of happiness

 

Universal peace “will change our lowly body to conform to a glorified body” (Philippians 3:21).

Those who are willing to live in peace with all, will “conduct themselves according to the model of unity and equality, the model of liberation (Philippians 3:17).

 

The god of money fills your stomach

 

While those who refuse universal peace will “conduct themselves as enemies of humanity. Their god is their stomach; their glory is their shame” (Philippians 3:18-19). Their god is their stomach means that their god is greed, imperial aggression, and the accumulation of wealth.

 

Imperial aggression: Humanity’s disgrace

They resort to all sorts of wrongdoings in order to satisfy their stomachs. Their glory is their shame means that their wrongdoings are their glorious deeds. What they consider their glory is actually their shame in the eyes of humanity and God.

 

 

 

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)

USE AND ABUSE OF POWER

USE AND ABUSE OF POWER
(Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

You, like every other person, has the power to do good or evil. If you do good, you will reaffirm yourself as a human being. But if you do evil, you will end up destroying yourself.
To do good means only one thing: To benefit all.

DO NOT DESTROY HUMANKIND

 

Whenever you exercise your power, ask yourself: What would my power do to my life? Would it make my life more difficult or easier? Would it bring me successes or failures? Would I use my power to serve or to mistreat my fellow human beings? Would it bring me happiness or unhappiness?
Now, remember that you shall not use your power for your own personal gain, or for your selfish interests. You shall not use your power to foster inequality, aggression or depredation. Instead, you shall use it for the benefit of all.

ABUSE OF POWER TO TAKEOVER NATURAL RESOURCE

 

Historically, empires abuse their political, economic, and military power in order to pursue their own selfish interests, to attend to their thirst for wealth and domination.

 

 

 

ABUNDANT CATCH FOR EVERYBODY

 

Furthermore, remember the example of the abundant catch of fish where by the power of God, the Galilean fishermen were able to catch fish for the benefit of everyone.
Upon knowing the power of Christ, Peter thought that if he were to possess that power, he would use it for personal gain. Thus, he said: “Master, stay away from me, for I am a sinful man.”

That is precisely what, those who appropriate for themselves the wealth of the world, ought to say, because they use it for their own personal gain.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)

BEWARE OF THE MEDIA

BEWARE OF THE LIES OF AN EMPIRE

 

There is no greater ignorance than the one we exhibit when we are satisfied with a source of information coming from the powerful. In regards to the media, we must seek information coming from the weak.

 

 

MONEY BUYS THE MEDIA

A transplant, thought to be impossible a few years ago, has become tragically real. Some people have removed their own eyes and ears, and have replaced them with the eyes and ears of the media coming from the powerful.

 

 

 

FORCE PREVAILS OVER REASON

I have never had any doubts about the power of the imperial media to reshape the minds of so many people all over the world. However, I do have serious doubts about whether there are any rational beings left.

The Christian faith is in crisis: many Christians are more willing to believe the lies of the imperial media than to believe the truth of the Gospel.