(Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time).
Sunday, August 27, 2017.

If you want to know yourself, all you need to do is to look at yourself. Once you do it, you will find out that God created you in his image and likeness. That is to say, God gave you his goodness and truth. Furthermore, you will find out that God created every human being in his image and likeness, just as he created you.
However, if you cannot see that everyone is the image and likeness of God is because you still do not know God.
If people in the world have a problem seeing God is because they harm and destroy each other. Obviously, those are not the acts of God. Therefore, we must begin to respect our brothers, and only then we will be able to call God ‘our Father’.
But if you cannot bring yourself to seeing people as your brothers, you can still ask God to give you the ability to do so, and he will grant you what you ask.
Finally, when you are able to know that every human being is a child of God, then you would have reached your goal of knowing yourself.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)