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PASTORAL LETTER JESUS IS OUR SOVEREIGN KING, EVERYTHING IS FROM GOD.

PASTORAL LETTER JESUS IS OUR SOVEREIGN KING, EVERYTHING IS FROM GOD.

 Luke 12:16-21 16And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

 

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Grace and Peace from God our father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Every action brings a reaction, and it is fair, important and necessary to react wisely, and the wisdom recommended from the gospel is faith that comes from God our savior.

 This means a calling to all Christian to trust on God, to experience the peace that overcomes all understandings, to trust waiting with patience under the assurance that God does not abandon his children, we have his promise: “He is with us, every day, in all nations to the end of the world”.

Thinking in God’s way, there are positive things which emerge for us to learn: we are witnesses that the planet, our Earth, has been uncared, destroyed, and it, itself has reacted, it has obligated us to let it rest, it is cleaning itself, nature has received Lent from God; we have learned human fragility, and all over the nations there is no one powerful, we are all equal for sure, but materially, those most needy are those who suffer the most.

In El Salvador, we have witness the cry, the desperate clamor of thousands of brothers and sisters who have tried to receive the benefit of the US 300 bonus offered by the government to low-income families, which turned into an exhibition of hunger and poverty, given the chaos that was generated due to the lack of organization, planning, with the massive overflow of people, it was shocking! Before such a sad spectacle, many sensible people have cried, with the helpless feeling of not being able to do anything.

The crowd knew about the risk of being infected, but hunger finds no reasons, they took the risk, disregarding the threat to death, just as it has happened in the case of immigrants. They know that the risk is death; but they were interested in living and fighting at least to survive. Sure that these issues are not just a struggle of us, as poor Salvadorans; also in other countries will also suffer desperate expressions, where there could be lootings, different types of violence and other manifestations of insanity. THE MOST IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY REACTION SHOULD BE THE HUMAN EXPRESSION OF GLOBAL SHARING LOVE AND SOLIDARITY.

It is not fair to close our hands and not bring support where the need is of life or death. The national and international leaders, governments must set an example to give unique and vital importance to life and health, forget about the political contest and gain of electoral votes, the criticism and quarrels, on the opposite, believing that God through his people has put them there to serve, care, guide, humbly be a good example and act decisively and jointly to overcome each of the challenges that we face as a nation in the difficult times that are coming.

“WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE THEM WISDOM”. Finally, Finally, I want to end with verses from a hymn, very much in line with this message: “For a piece of bread and for lack of food, I saw more than one brother embittered with life, and for not giving his bread and not giving wine, I have seen more than one believer suddenly lose his moral sense”.

 "Say that the way will be done if justice, love and equality are sown." "For a piece of bread, for a little wine, I have seen more than one brother, become a mean person." "For a piece of bread, for a little wine, people in conflict live in a cursed world for not sharing, and half of the people starve and have to suffer."

 

Bishop, Medardo Gómez.

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