St. Francis once cried out: “Love is not love!” We Love and defend our own opinions, ideologies, mindsets. But few love love itself. We still fail to realize that if we listen to one another, we might be able to see that we could be gifts to one another not competitors. Our differences are not obstacles but could be gifts to be shared without “murdering” one another.
Pope Francis advised the Christians in the day of prayer for peace last September 30 in Asissi, together with the world leaders of world’s religion: “Before Christ Crucified, . . Christians are called to contemplate the mystery of Love not Loved and to pour out mercy upon the world. On the cross, the tree of life, evil was transformed into good; we too, as disciples of the Crucified One, are called to be “trees of life” that absorb the contamination of indifference and restore the pure air of love to the world. From the side of Christ on the Cross water flowed, that symbol of the Spirit who gives life (cf. Jn 19:34); so that from us, his faithful, compassion may flow forth for all who thirst today.”