In the homily this Sunday, July 10, from the San Pedro Apóstol Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez spoke of the biblical parable of the “Good Samaritan” who helped a man who had been beaten by assailants.
The bishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa pointed out that religious history represents each person today. «Each one of us, with our sins, with our pains, sufferings, expectations, frustrations, failures, projects, illusions, hopes, work, efforts, sacrifices, struggles, tears, joys, laughter, is the life of each one of us» .
In reference to the indifference of the Ortega regime to the needs of the people and the recent expulsion of the Sisters of Charity, the bishop pointed out that there is a “terrible” danger of indifference, “even worse of” yoqueperdismo “, of save yourself who I can, everyone has their own problems (…) As if we were in a survival race ».
The Catholic leader lamented that today society looks after its own problems and does not recognize those who are fallen and in need. “Pope Francis says that compassion is the key to experiencing Christianity; passion with the other, suffering with the other».
«How nice it is to meet people with a clean heart, because when I meet a fallen person, I have the opportunity to save them (…) How nice it is not only to reach out to those who are fallen, not only to reach out to those who need it, but also look him in the eye, identify him as a human being, with a person with dignity, “said the prelate.
Álvarez asked God to “move ourselves to recognize the needy, the vulnerable, the discarded, those on the periphery; to the poorest of the poor, as Saint Teresa of Calcutta said: To those who today are without dignity».
“Like the Good Samaritan with the man who came down from Jerusalem, with this man who represents all of humanity, look at him, stop, help him, heal his wounds, go to meet the suffering faces of our society, instilling hope, printing of the divine and the sacred, to restore in them their first glory”, he stressed.
The bishop’s exhortation to care for the most needy comes after the Ortega dictatorship expelled the Sisters of Charity from the country on July 5, who for more than a decade cared for people in need in the country.