Against indifference fruit of our pride
How many times reading or listening to the passages of the Gospel, we are so touched by the words of the Master, but then we lack the strength and mostly the courage to put them into practice?
“Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.” (Luke 10:31)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the formula that Jesus reveals to a lawyer about how to obtain eternal life:
‘Go and do likewise.’(Luke 10:37)
But what to do? Can we really change the world?
Of course, ignoring the suffering, we exclude ourselves not only from the real life but also from the eternal one, by creating ourselves our own world where we decide whom to exclude, without understanding that we exclude ourselves from the reality.
More then not seeing those suffering let’s try to observe ourselves facing the reality, the suffering of our brothers and sisters and their need to be heard.
Jesus saw a man sitting at the tax collector, named Matthew, and said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. (Matthew 9: 9)
The gaze of Jesus to Matthew went beyond appearances, was not limited to the situation of the sinner of the debt collector but the project of love that God had for him.
In our mission as Christians, God the Father sees us as Watchmen (Ezekiel 3: 16), not only to see through the eyes of the flesh, but especially in the distance using the eyes of the heart.
To make our own lives prayers, not only as praise or supplication to the Lord similar to the markings of a television drama but put into practice the formula given to us by our good Master:
‘Go and do likewise.’
‘Let’s repeat this to ourselves and ask the Lord the courage and spontaneity to do so,
To live in reality !!!
20th International Marathon of Prayer
Against indifference, fruit of our pride.
28.29.30 September 2014.