(Palm Sunday)
Sunday, April 9, 2017.

There are times in human history when man lives in the form of a slave, which is a form radically different than that in which he was originally created.
Human beings take the form of slaves by their own doing:
– By imposing upon one another a way of life based on injustice and oppression.
– By failing to see one another as children of God.
– By failing to respect the bonds of unity, peace, and mutual support among themselves.
– By failing to seek their common good.
Into this world, God, made man in Jesus, came in order to liberate it. That is, to restore man to the form in which he was originally created. In other words, when God came to the world, humanity was in a state of slavery, so God had to take the form of a slave. For a slave is any human being who lives in a world of injustice, oppression, and destruction: “Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness” (Philippians 2:5-7).
The liberation of humankind is the fruit of the sacrifices made by God himself. It is the expression of God’s infinite love for all human beings. Love, which brings about true liberation in every aspect of human life, both in body and in soul.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).