A reflection from Criterio magazine via Mirada Global:
Getting further into the mystery of the person, we understand that we are all adopted by the human family, concerned that there is water, air and food for its children, and even further, that everybody finds his/her place, not only the food, in this Noah’s Ark. The crowds of Haitians that survive living in tents, with thousands around dying of cholera, feel that humanity hasn’t yet adopted them. They receive food but not a home. Faith reminds us that we are brothers because we have been adopted by God. That is the mystery revealed by Jesus. Having faith is being happy for being God’s child. Some consider themselves atheists or agnostics, but if they rejoice at universal fraternity, they have more faith than they imagine. Loving God and our neighbor also falls into the category of adoption, our Father’s adoption of us and our adoption of our brothers.
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