If we can begin to see God as Father, can we see everyone else as family?
Can we recognize the privilege of knowing how close God is? The creator of all things is personally close to us that we can call God, “Abba.” As baptized people we have been joined into the divine family.
Do we sometimes take this for granted? It is a privilege to be so close to God but sometimes we may not access this knowledge. When we face a crisis are we turning to God for help? In times of joy, do we thank God for all God has provided us?
Having that close relationship to God means we need to grow even closer to God each day. God is not a distant figure. God is caring, loving, protecting and more. To not realize this through our actions is to not see God.
Once we can begin to nurture our personal relationship with God, then we will see how others are our sisters and brothers. And when we see others in the world as siblings, then we can begin treating one another more lovingly.
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.