Lord heal our land
There is one sure thing that we people, the world and everything around us need to achieve: healing. Yes, we need healing. Everyday we saw on television, heard on radio, read on the papers events that really called for healing. There is a breaking up of relationship between parents and children, between brothers and sisters, between friends. There is a betrayal of trust of those people in power. There is widening gap between the rich and the poor, between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. There is a faction between countries and even between citizens in a particular nation. All these and many more really need healing.
All of us have the obligation to contribute for the healing of our world. We can do it in our own little way, in our own capacity, starting in our own little community. Let’s help bridge the gap between persons. Let’s help build bridges instead of walls. Let’s help create a community where God is the sole ruler, sole manager and the only standard. But this must not lead us to think we don’t have to do anything else. While here on earth, let’s promote the values of God: justice, solidarity with all of humanity, love, peace, generosity, respecting each other, upholding the dignity of each human person. And we must not forget also that only God can ultimately heal all these wounds in the world today. But we need to do two things: let’s be humble because without God we can do nothing; and let’s pray to Him that he would really heal our world.