Arquivo para April 1st, 2022

To err is human, to forgive is divine

01 Apr

Will Smith’s Oscar mistake was just a mistake.

War is the absence of dialogue, forgiveness and tolerance taken to the extreme, it is the barbarism of the human race that becomes smaller than other living species, it is naked cruelty.

Error in thinking is part of the search for truth, error in words and actions is part of poor articulation of thought, it is always possible to go back if there is a willingness to dialogue, to listen to what is contradictory and not want to submit the Other by brute force or for the offense.

We are still at the primitive level of humanity because we are not able to solve the problems that exist and need to be faced, the differences that lead to prejudice and intolerance, and the coexistence where small things can be thought and done in a different way without harm to anyone, an essential principle of humanity is needed, which is why humanism is in crisis.

The worst way to resolve war is to wage more war, seek the pax romana, the submission of what is the “other side”, for this reason the ceasefire and dialogue are fundamental for a resumption of peace.

Many want peace without actually promoting it, see the continuous weaponry of a war.

Forgiveness is the original seed of peace, where there is forgiveness, a little war does not start, and we are all wrong and we need to be forgiven, but we also need to give forgiveness to the Other.

In the origins of the Jewish people, an adulteress should be stoned in public, some Arab peoples keep this barbarity, the biblical passage is famous in which an adulterous woman is presented to Jesus to ask him if she should be “stoned”, and Jesus asks if someone has sin could throw a stone at him and they began to walk away (Jn, 9-11):

“And they, hearing what Jesus said, went out one by one, beginning with the eldest; and Jesus was left alone, with the woman who was there, in the midst of the people. Then Jesus got up and said, ‘Woman, where are they? No one condemned you?’ She replied, ‘No one, Lord.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘I do not condemn you either. You may go, and from now on sin no more.’