The primacy of God: where Marxism failed

Gospel text (Mark: 3,1-6): Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
 
3 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
 
4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
 
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.(…).
 
Reflection: based on texts written by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.
 
Today, we are present at the beginning of Jesus Christ’s public ministry: He explained God’s Kingdom with parables, chose the Apostles and performed miraculous healings. These "signs" were not the actual Redemption, but they indicated the arrival of the Kingdom and its epicenter: God.
 
 
One might think that the first criterion to identify the Redeemer would be the "bread" (wellbeing…) to end all "hunger". Does someone who fails to measure up to this standard have any right to be called a "Redeemer"? Marxism made this very point the core of its promise of salvation: it believed it could turn stones into bread, but it has given stones in place of bread…
 
 
(The above is by Eugenia Sakevych Dallas, a survivor of the genocide in Ukraine)
 
The issue is the primacy of God. The issue is acknowledging that He is a reality, a reality without which nothing else can be good. History cannot be detached from God and then run smoothly on purely material lines. If man’s heart is not good, then nothing else can turn out good, either. And the goodness of the human heart can ultimately come only from the One who is the very goodness: God.
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