Genesis 49:29-32; 50:15-26a
Fr. Hugo Esparza Pérez, CP, currently serves in a very poor area of Mexico. In the strength and determination of the people he encounters in his work, he sees the words of today’s Gospel lived out:
´´…do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul¨
You may see us almost static, at the feet of the system that oppress us, that rapes the earth and our culture, but we are not. We walk in serine peace, for we know that the God of life is with us. No matter how many of us die or how much we continue to suffer, we know that at the end in God´s victory we will prevail. – An Elder from the Tojolabal People of Chiapas.
Fr. Hugo Esparza-Pérez, C.P. is a Passionist of Holy Cross Province now working in Mexico with the Province of Cristo Rey.