As the world adapts to the new normal, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples, lamented how people tend to forget the lessons that the COVID-19 pandemic imparted on humanity.
In his homily during Mass at the Pontifical Filipino College in Rome on Sunday, Cardinal Tagle said that the pandemic, which is supposed to be teaching people the value of humility, is instead dividing humanity across many parts of the world. (Read: Words of Wisdom from Cardinal Chito Tagle)
According to the cardinal, while some people claim that the pandemic humbles humanity, he also observed that many are back to fighting and blaming others again.
“We are back to the imposition of influence and power,” Cardinal Tagle said. “Unfortunately, I think humility is not welcome in the new normal. When will we learn?” (Read: 3 Prayers of Guidance and Enlightenment for Government Leaders)
Blessed Are the Meek
Amid everything that’s been happening around, Cardinal Tagle encourages the faithful to learn from Jesus “by being meek to one another.”
“We hope we’ll walk as humble as he does. The walk of God is a humble walk,” he said, encouraging everyone to “welcome the king who will come to us on a lowly donkey who will put to shame all the weapons, the arms of pride and domination, for that is not the true kingdom.” (Read: A Strong Friendship: Pope Francis and Cardinal Tagle)
The true kingdom, Cardinal Tagle said, is inaugurated by the humble one with a meek heart.