Sunday, August 4, 2013

Solutions towards peace

Amid the various propositions for achieving peace we must listen to the words of Jesus who once affirmed: “The truth shall set you free” (Jn. 8:32).  That means we are to see His example and teachings and follow them to guide us to the truth.  We cannot just remain in the present jargon of multifarious opinions, not knowing which one of these is the truth. 

 And why Jesus, therefore?  Because His statements were not just mere words but always supported by deeds and facts.  As one Latin proverb says: “Contra factum non valet argumentum” (you do not argue against facts).

People will believe if our activities are not just mere words but always concreted in actions since it has been commonly said: “Actions speak louder than words.”  Let us not be just content in speaking but in doing as well actions that may benefit our world.  That means, actions or activities based on and inspired by genuine love of God and our neighbor–our fellow men and women.

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