In the awareness that peace dies if separated from justice, we dream of a world where the Golden Rule, the heart of many civilizations and traditions, becomes the way to pursue personally and collectively. Let us embrace the goal of universal brotherhood, the key to the present and future of our peoples, the only one capable of disarming the throwaway culture and open up to better sharing of goods, interdependence, and dialogue, the main path to peace.
The world is taken by fear with the burst of COVID19 globally. As a local community of the Focolare Dumaguete City, we braced ourselves for the inevitable. When the first death of a Covid19 patient was reported in our city, we were shaken. It did not take long before we were under a lock down and advised to do home quarantine.