To convert is to find one’s identity
“Things cannot go on like this, everyone takes advantage, cheats, the abuses are systematic, insupportable and moreover no new perspective is foreseen.” We have often heard complaints like these.
To complain is easy, to propose a solution is harder. To deplore violations of rights, to draft official communications, to proclaim one’s own indignation can also be of some benefit, but many times complaints, especially when they are reduced to formal gestures and diplomatic declarations, remain a dead letter.
Someone gets carried away by an irrepressible irritation, resentment, revenge before an injustice and comes to perform some rash gestures. The use of violence has never yielded positive results, in fact it has always caused trouble, often irreparable.
There is another possible choice: disinterest. It’s the option of one who closes himself in his own small world. He avoids to get involved, even just emotionally, in others’ dramas, unless the political events have repercussion on his personal or family life.
What to do? The social, political, economic reality of the world challenges us. We cannot back out on it, estranged ourselves, observe it from the outside as idle spectators. But how to intervene? There is only one correct way: today’s Word of God suggests it.
To internalize the message, we repeat:
“The Lord is merciful and gracious. He frees us from all sins and heals all diseases.”