(Twelve Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, June 24, 2018
We shall always be protected from the storm if we live in peace. However, our world today is dangerously navigating through storms of human destruction and inequalities.
We must stop the storm in order to save the boat of humanity from sinking. We must stop destroying one another.
If we want to keep our boat afloat, we have to keep in mind the following:
1. That we have the ability to restore peace in our world.
2. That we have the ability to do the works of God (works of peace) because we “no longer live for [ourselves] but for him who for [our] sake died and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:15). We must use our power to ensure that our boat will not sink.
3. That God’s authority is also our authority. Just as God stops a storm, we must stop destruction. God says: “I set the limits for [the sea] and fastened the bar of its door… Thus far shall you come but no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stilled!” (Job 38:10-11).
If we live in peace, our efforts will not fail and our boat will not sink.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)