“He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl. The girl in turn gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.” (MK 6: 28-29)
The civilization of death yesterday and today is exactly the same—using others as a means to their ends. Mothers are using their daughters; spouses are using each other, their parents, and their children; children are using their parents. No wonder that this civilization is called the “civilization of death.” On the other hand, we have respect, gentleness, the gift of self, quality of life, and values bigger than we can imagine. Our homes are embassies of the civilization of life when we take care of our love.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak