Hi everybody. I’m Back. I don’t know for how long, but here I am. Mainly thanks to the Pope Benedikt the XVI. Yesterday I was listening his Message “Urbi et Orbi” from Rome With Some difficulties, because the commentators in the TV channel I have at home have the bad habit of sumarize instead of translate what the Pope is saying. So I went to the net to read the whole thing and think about it properly.
I can see how the Pope is aware of the conflicts of this world, one by one. And not only the ones that cover the front pages of papers or websites. Also others like so many in Africa were there are so much suffering.
Benedikt the XVI made his speech a prayer for all the people who live in that places and also for the people who live in rich countries but cant share the opportunities at hand.
“Wherever the dignity and rights of the human person are trampled upon; whenever the selfishness of individuals an groups prevails over the common good: wherever fratricidal hatred and the exploitation of man by man risk being taken for granted; wherever internecine conflicts divide ethnic and social groups and disrupt peaceful coexistence; wherever terrorism continues to strike; wherever the basics needed for survival are lacking; wherever an increasingly uncertain future is regarded with apprehension, even in affluent nations: in each of these places may the Light of Christmas shine forth and encourage all people to do their part in a spirit of authentic solidarity. If people look only to their own interests, our world will certainly fall apart”.
The quote is long, but is important. Maybe someone can be discouraged by the end. But is just this end of the quote what is important. Is our part on all this mess. Try to do our job with a spirit of authentic solidarity. See in the other people someone just like us. Try to understand the others. There is a place for average people to solve the big problems of our days. We are weak and sick and witnessing a lot of conflicts and wars because some people with a lot of power make bad decisions looking to their interests. We can try to make pace in our families our neighbourhood, our communities and who knows the transcendence of that . Maybe from our area will rise a politician with good ideas and power to make them true, or not. Let’s make peace in our little place on the world and pray for the pace in the rest of the planet. “Come to me, men and women, peoples and nations, come to me. Do no be afraid: I have come to bring you the love of the Father, and to show you the way of the peace”. This words that the Pope attributes to the little Jesus are the secret. When we see the news of wars, conflicts, around the world out of our hands and one think “there is nothing to do”. Change the thinking. There are tons of things to do. Be a better person, for instance, respect other people. Or, if you believe in God, at least say a little prayer for peace. That’s easy, isn’t?.

About Olga Brajnović

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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Hi everybody. I’m Back. I don’t know for how long, but here I am. Mainly thanks to the Pope Benedikt the XVI. Yesterday I was listening his Message “Urbi et Orbi” from Rome With Some difficulties, because the commentators in the TV channel I have at home have the bad habit of sumarize instead of translate what the Pope is saying. So I went to the net to read the whole thing and think about it properly.
I can see how the Pope is aware of the conflicts of this world, one by one. And not only the ones that cover the front pages of papers or websites. Also others like so many in Africa were there are so much suffering.
Benedikt the XVI made his speech a prayer for all the people who live in that places and also for the people who live in rich countries but cant share the opportunities at hand.
“Wherever the dignity and rights of the human person are trampled upon; whenever the selfishness of individuals an groups prevails over the common good: wherever fratricidal hatred and the exploitation of man by man risk being taken for granted; wherever internecine conflicts divide ethnic and social groups and disrupt peaceful coexistence; wherever terrorism continues to strike; wherever the basics needed for survival are lacking; wherever an increasingly uncertain future is regarded with apprehension, even in affluent nations: in each of these places may the Light of Christmas shine forth and encourage all people to do their part in a spirit of authentic solidarity. If people look only to their own interests, our world will certainly fall apart”.
The quote is long, but is important. Maybe someone can be discouraged by the end. But is just this end of the quote what is important. Is our part on all this mess. Try to do our job with a spirit of authentic solidarity. See in the other people someone just like us. Try to understand the others. There is a place for average people to solve the big problems of our days. We are weak and sick and witnessing a lot of conflicts and wars because some people with a lot of power make bad decisions looking to their interests. We can try to make pace in our families our neighbourhood, our communities and who knows the transcendence of that . Maybe from our area will rise a politician with good ideas and power to make them true, or not. Let’s make peace in our little place on the world and pray for the pace in the rest of the planet. “Come to me, men and women, peoples and nations, come to me. Do no be afraid: I have come to bring you the love of the Father, and to show you the way of the peace”. This words that the Pope attributes to the little Jesus are the secret. When we see the news of wars, conflicts, around the world out of our hands and one think “there is nothing to do”. Change the thinking. There are tons of things to do. Be a better person, for instance, respect other people. Or, if you believe in God, at least say a little prayer for peace. That’s easy, isn’t?.

About Olga Brajnović

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

Category

Dialog and diplomacy