(Twenty-seven Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Where does division come from?
– In our economic institutions. Division appears when the employer exploits the laborer, when the producer raises prices in the detriment of the consumer, when the owner of the means of production makes himself rich by making the worker poor.
– In our political institutions. Division appears when the rulers abuse their citizens, when the rulers protect their own interests at the expense of the interests of the people, when the rulers make promises they never intend to fulfill.
– In international relations. Division appears when the powerful nations of the world subjugate weaker nations, when countries dispossess other countries of their natural and human resources.
– In family life. Division appears when the relations between husband and wife are based on selfish motivations, deceit and lies. And of course, such division affects the well-being of the spouses and their children.
Is it possible to eliminate division?
Apparently, our world doesn’t believe so!. People usually say it is impossible to live in unity and peace. Some believe such unity can only exist in the minds of children who know nothing about the “real world.” That is precisely what the world does not understand: Whoever does not accept, like a child, that the world belongs to all, will not be able to live in it. (Mark 10:15).
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)