Since we all need God, can we see how we are all the same?
God knows that we are all guilty of sin. Of turning away from God. It is why God the Father sent Jesus to us. To come down to where we have fallen and guide us back up. Why then do we treat one another differently?
Are we not all sinners? We are all deprived of God at some level. If God were oxygen, we are all suffocating for lack of God. Let us not act like one person is above the other. Only God is above and we are all dependent on God.
With this in common, not our sins, but loved by God to be saved by Jesus, let us see each other as siblings. For we are the family of God that is trying to unite us back to God. Let us stop with the division and see us all as part of the mission of Jesus. To gather us sinners.
When we think of individuals we dislike, let us stop focusing on their shortcomings. And begin to see how our shortcomings also make us the same as them. And then maybe we can see how we all are in need of Jesus. Hopefully our eyes can be opened to see the sister or brother all around us. To see we are all God’s family.
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.