Rome, 27 Apr – “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the biblical precept that Pope Francis has used during the general audience in St. Peter’s Square to hold his usual sermon pro-invasion. Admirable message, universal love, that remains totally spiritual, individual, outlines a path of exception like the one that, according to Nietzsche, characterized the figure of Christ, but does not have and can not have a political dimension, unless to lead to ideological disasters.
“Today – said Francesco – we reflect on the parable of the Good Samaritan. A doctor of the law will test Jesus with this question: ‘Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’. Jesus asks him to give himself the answer, and that gives it perfectly: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself ‘. Jesus then concludes: ” Do this and you will live ‘. Then the man asks another question, which becomes very precious to us: ‘Who is my neighbor?’ , And implies: ‘My relatives? My fellow countrymen? Those of my religion? ‘… In short, he wants a clear rule that allows him to classify the others in’ next ‘and’ non-neighbor ‘, in what may become the next, and those that can not become the next “. Wrong attitude, it is the Pope’s exegesis because of the “next” to help you could not give a national or religious connotation. To explain it, Bergoglio precisely quotes the parable of the Good Samaritan, the one that, in the face of a dying man in need of help, a priest and a Levite, noble figures of the Jewish landscape, they would shoot straight, while the Samaritan, or the jew schismatic and suspected of being charged, he would lend him the necessary help.
Telling this story, Jesus for the Pope “reverses the perspective: not stand to classify the others to see who is coming and who does not. You can become a neighbor to someone in need. ” It is unclear where the reference ends: the neighbor to be loved “as ourselves” is the ‘ immigrant , whatever his nationality or religion. “Do not forget ever- said the Pope – in front of the suffering of so many people exhausted by hunger, violence and injustice, we can not remain spectators. Ignore the suffering of man, what does it mean? It is to ignore God! If I do not get close to that man, that woman, that child, that elderly or suffering, I did not get close to God. ” It is, in fact, the classic shell game to justify the unjustifiable.
Helping a dying man on the street, whoever he is, is good. Succor all the dying of the world when you do not have the possibilities is suicide. In addition, “rescue” is not synonymous with “help your neighbor to install in your house.” Cicero had already made it clear: according to Roman ethics, advice, fire and water do not deny anyone. Everything else, being limited, will first be distributed to the people closest to us, in a sense, EU and national. This is our ethic. This, verily, is also banal common sense. The rest is ethnocide justified by good feelings.