The toughness required by our times PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 April 2016 14:03

REFLECTION

BY FR. ROY CIMAGALA

It goes without saying that we are in truly tough times.

And it’s not simply because terrorism is spreading all over the world.

That is already horrific enough. But the worst terrorism is of the spiritual kind.

That’s when we lose faith, hope and charity that actually devastates us more than whatever havoc terrorists can wreak on us.

That’s when we lose God that we can be maimed and pulverized beyond recognition.

This can be gleaned from what Christ himself said; “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul. Rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Mt 10,28)

We need to meditate on these words more slowly so we can rectify our tendency to peg our idea of terrorism on the natural, human if not physical dimension only. We need to go beyond that level.

We may be able to reduce if not eliminate terrorism