(Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, June 10, 2018.
If you do not want to destroy yourself, live in peace with your neighbor.
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).
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)