For that to love our enemies, as asks us today’s Evangel [Lk 6, 31-36], we must know what we want. For what we want links to doing the will of God. Because we need to know the things that, with true, are necessary. For that only this, the necessary, are those that are expected from us and by the neighbor.
And v. 31, that asks us to do to others things that we like in fundamental mode, asks us, of fact, to be so mature that we choose holiness for us and for our neighbor.
Why the holiness? For that it is the true state of man. And without to be clean, without to be full of grace, you cannot choose what’s best for you and for others.
Thus seeing the things, we understand that we need to sanctify our lives for to know how to report ourselves to other men.
And when we not know how to behave towards someone is sign that we need of prayer. Of much prayer.
But the prayer teaches us to forgive. To forgive because we are forgiven. For that we want that our state of well, joy, our fulfillment to be universal one.
And if we want the good for all then we get out from the logic of the enmity. From an egotistical logic, that considers on another not a communional but an obstacle.
But never, in real mode, another is an obstacle for us but our lack of openness is our own disadvantage.
And when the Lord asks us to be merciful (v. 36), asks us to demolish the walls of non-communication. Because the communication don’t keep, in the first row, of parlance but of the opening of the heart.
And a man with open heart can help to other even if he doesn’t agree with him, even if he is the other religion or he doesn’t speak the language of him.
Therefore, the words emphasize goodness of heart but not replace it! And where attempting to replace the kindness with words, with naked words, appears the wooden language in the ecclesial space. This is a true disease of communication.
Why? Because the forgiveness of others asks naturalness. And the mercy is profound, is experiential, comes from the need of communication and communion and…not repeat the words parrot-fashion.
From this motive, ie for naturalness, the Lord counsels us to love our enemies and to give to others essential things.
And when we give words, hugs, prayers, support…we give in essential mode. For that all these and much more are the frame in that we help others to be themselves.
The competitive system but, in that we live, does not know what it means to lose in favor of another. But in the Church, to waste time with other, leaving other in your place, leaving the other to be better than you, means to have respect for God’s gifts from another.
In the place of egoistic competition, the ecclesial life chooses relationships based on love, respect and the admiration. For that it sees the fulfillment of the man in communion and everything that does together is for everyone.
The word of force, therefore, is the communion. And this means the peace with all, the good understanding, the peaceful coexistence.
Lord gives us all to think and to do the good and pleasing to Him. Amen!