By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If He Became Human, Why Don't We?

We Christians believe that God became human. So, then, why don't we become more human?

Become more humble.

Show more warmth.

Treat others as equals.

Be joyful.

Put our pride in our back pockets and move on.

Thaw personalities frozen by fear, arrogance, insecurity, pomposity, perfectionism, status-seeking, and absurd ethnocentrism.

Accept one's inherent dignity and abandon the yoke of inferiority complexes that blocks new paths.

Reject the worship of money and material possessions.

Remember that the meaning of your life is serving others, not serving or entertaining yourself.

We hear a lot about Mediterranean diets being good for our hearts.

Well, maybe our hearts themselves have to become more like the warm Mediterranean, more at ease with circumstances, our circumstances, wherever we are and with whomever we are.

 Let us become human.

(Van Gogh painting of Olive Trees in public domain)