Saturday of Fifth Week of Lent
March 27, 2021
One Nation…One Prince
I will make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. (Ez 37:21-28)
How many people want to vote for “One Nation …One Prince”? We are afraid of “oneness” because one can be very dangerous and corruptive. One political party? One airline company? One gas company? One telephone carrier? One language? One culture? One religion? No. No. No way. Too dangerous. Who will be in charge? We can easily go wrong. We need to have “check and balance,” because we do not trust one another; and because we are too human.
This week we will experience the Passion of Christ. Jesus entered into the passivity of his death and died on the cross for all in order to gather all into ONE.
He prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
and not only for the nation,
but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God. (Jn 11:45-56)
God wills us to be one. Jesus wants to be lifted up on the cross in order to draw us all with him. God wants us to work together, care for one another, be patient with one another, learn from one another, enjoy the differences of one another, love one another, pray for and forgive one another. Do not create more hurts, deaths, wounds, wars and violences. But let us embrace and heal others’ broken hearts, broken homes, broken families.
God has faith in us. God believes we can do it if we are willing. We just imagine, believe and do it all for the glory of God and for the goodness of others. We will have peace within and without. We have only ONE God, who is so loving and gracious to all. And we are God’s children and sisters and brothers to one another.
Question: What one thing can you do for others to make us more peaceful and united?
Have a blessed weekend! Enjoy 😊!