Are we able to relinquish our power and leave the judgement to God?
Joseph had the power to get revenge on his brothers so they were fearful. Most people use their power for their self-interest. But Joseph was a man of God and he left their judgement in God’s hands.
We too must follow Joseph’s example and learn to leave judging others up to God. It might be very hard when we get in a position to get back at our enemies. But as Christ exemplified, we have to love and forgive our persecutors.
How much will we transform the world if we show mercy and compassion to our adversaries? If we take care of them and their families as Joseph did.
Let us remind ourselves today that only God has the right to pass judgement. And to grasp for this is to recommit the original sin. Let us leave divine matters to God. God is God and we are not.
As a Maryknoll seminarian, Diego Ramirez talks about his experience serving and accompanying communities abroad. In this conversation Diego defines or redefines what ‘missionary work’ means and how Christians can connect with our fellow neighbors.