The equal and more equal

I found an interesting video today showing that people with disabilities have problems very similar to ours. It caused me to smile many times, but also prompted a deeper reflection. If we would really stop dividing people into ours and strangers, the more important and less important, the equal and more equal, the world would be a much better place.

Isn’t it that wars, famine, murders and the tragedy of pedophilia (which is taking away my peace in the recent weeks), are taking place because someone abused his power and someone else let him do it? Someone felt that he was allowed to hurt others. At the global level, I can only sadly regret that we cannot build a society based on love, trust and acceptance of everyone as he is. In my own backyard, however, I have to admit that I’m not doing any better, because I still catch myself thinking that I know better than others or that I am entitle to something.

In the last days in my community we have talked about what is most important to us in our Society. Much of what we mentioned was connected to equality – our internationality that opens us to other cultures and other worldviews; the fight for justice and peace, so that every person can live with dignity and have equal opportunities; The heart of Jesus open to everyone without exception. To say that God loves everyone the same, sounds like a slogan. However, there is nothing more important in the Gospel than the commandment to love each of your neighbours and there is nothing more difficult than putting it to life.

I dream about a world in which we will co-exist with those who are „different” with such simplicity and humour. Share ordinary joys and very ordinary worries. Have a nice watch 🙂

O s. Ewa Bartosiewicz RSCJ

Jestem zakonnicą ze Zgromadzenia Najświętszego Serca Jezusa (Sacre Coeur). W 2015 złożyłam swoje pierwsze śluby zakonne i pracowałam jako katechetka w jednym z gimnazjów w Gdyni, potem mieszkałam w Poznaniu i zajmowałam się duszpasterstwem powołań. Obecnie uczę informatyki w jednym z warszawskich liceów.
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