Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lessons to those who wish to understand

The only way to go forward in your life is help yourself and the people you know to understand each other in order to communicate. This is the basic rule in every business. Language is essential in any understanding, and understanding the culture that you live in is essential to express it in works of arts, music, paintings, movies, and books. For good benefits in any business or church community, members of the organization need to be quite at ease in spelling out their ideas in the language of the other members. If we wish to reach out to younger generations, we must speak to them in their language. In English Canada, it is important that any communication with the younger generations be made in English. Unfortunately, ethnic-based communities are stuck with their old mentality and language which prevent them from integrating with the larger and more successful communities that have been in Canada for much longer times. Families and individuals who come to Canada, America, and Europe must already be familiar with the languages of the hosting countries and must be willing to integrate with the majority communities of those countries. The economic situation does not permit the hosting country to pay free welfare to immigrants or refugees - money taken from taxes paid by the hosting country's citizens.
This is the first lesson that ethnic communities must learn. Online free courses are available for those willing to learn foreign languages...It is also essential for the younger generations to grow up having full respect to the human and Christian values embedded in the laws of the hosting countries. The chaotic atmosphere in economic planning and policies that exist in most underdeveloped countries in the Middle East and Africa may not be carried to the advanced economies of the West regardless of the good intentions of the hosting political authorities to help suffering people in those countries. Discipline is a most important value. Security against extremism must be taken in every place where there is a suspicion of migrants' ill-intention. At the same time, every effort must be made, especially among Eastern Christians, to disseminate a message of reconciliation among people of every ethnicity and religion as Pope Francis has declared in Assisi a few days ago. Regardless of religion, God loves every person (created through his Word: Christ). It remains, however, the responsibility of those that received the Word (Christ) in the Church to communicate his authentic life and teaching of love in the language of their current/local country to everyone else by imitating him (Cf. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis published on Every person carries some goodness from the creator of all. If hate against you is unacceptable, it is not right to avenge hatred with hatred. St. Paul wrote "Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good" (Rom 12:9).

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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