The universe will test you in unexpected ways. Whenever I think I’ve learned something, it often feels like the universe’s gigantic head shakes itself at my presumption and throws me something new to help me reconsider my new-found wisdom in a new light. What appears to be a simple situation proves to be profoundly complex. A person who I’ve labeled “difficult” in my head reveals the motivations behind their actions and I begin to understand that my view of them was less complete than previously believed. I convince myself that I’ve become a good sport in board games, and then throw a temper tantrum when crushed anew in Settlers of Catan…
Most recently that challenge came in facing the realities of a broken justice system.
26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
On May 28th around 50 people of the Las Pavas community entered onto their land with the community tractor carrying palm branches in order to build a roof for their communal ranch house. Upon arriving they saw various armed men come out of the brush, who were identified as MARIO MARMOL MONTERO, FRANCISCO FLOREZ MARMOL, and CARLOS who goes by the name “El Calvo”, all of whom are security guards for the palm company APORTES SAN ISIDRO. The guards shot repeatedly and indiscriminately at the men, women, and children of the community, shooting out the tire of the tractor as well.