Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Sunday, August 19, 2018.
“Come, eat of my food, and drink of the wine I have mixed! Forsake foolishness that you may live, advance in the way of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:4-6).
You can truly possess life, just as by the action of “eating and drinking” a person can nurture his physical life.
Our world is lacking in life: “These are evil days” (Ephesians 5:16) because man’s life has become radically distorted, and what is death, is taken as if it were life. Such is the case when war is chosen over peace, when the appropriation of wealth by a few is acceptable in spite of producing the impoverishment of many.
We must “not continue in ignorance, but [must] try to understand what is the will of the Lord” (Ephesians 5:17). The world seems to ignore the struggle between good and evil; the struggle between life and death. The world believes that money is more valuable than life, that conflict is preferable to harmony.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)