Healing racism in the world

God's love embraces all of us—without regard to our economic class, our race, or our place of origin.

Original in Spanish

When I was a child, I was ignorantly afraid of men from a different racial background than my own. Also, because of political and racial influences in my society, I was led to believe that people of one ancestral group could be inferior to another. This confused me a lot. But my mother, who knew the gospel teachings of Christ Jesus, calmed my fears and taught me that all people are equal and that we are part of one universal family. She also showed me that we can truly love each other when we love as Jesus did.

My mother also practiced what she preached. During World War II, she gave her love impartially to Jews, and she provided bread to Russian prisoners. She taught me to do the same, without fearing the persecution that existed in our country at that time. Her habit of turning prayerfully to the wisdom of divine Love protected her and saved our whole family when she was denounced and interrogated.

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August 16, 1993

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