In the Passion of Christ our contradictions explode. In our heart there is the passionate pursuit of God. As the psalm 26 says: “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” But when the time comes when man puts his being a man into practice, that is, when he chooses, he often excludes God. Thus the man becomes absurd because he looks for the opposite of God and becomes the anti-God while desiring God.
In our hearts we are hungry and thirsty for justice, yet we feed ourselves injustice. We feel a strong need for love, yet we feed ourselves hatred, envy, and malice. St. Paul cries out: “I do not do what I want, but what I hate.” He asks: “Who will deliver me from this body committed to death?” The answer is clear and strong: “Jesus Christ.” Jesus is our life, Jesus makes us overcome all of our contradictions.
Renewed by Christ, we renew the world. Renewed by Jesus, we stop scourging the poor, those who have nothing, with our lives. We stop scourging those who make us feel envious, those are obnoxious and bother us. Renewed by Christ, we struggle to remove the structural causes of injustice, oppression, marginalization, which still produce many flagellates today.
From Mary’s yes