Author: Fr. Fernando Pascual, LC | Source: Catholic.Net
In the path of human history, as in our days, hundreds of abuses, traps, arbitrariness, favoritism, blackmail, waste, corruption, small subtractions, and a long list of harmful acts have been and are committed.
In a store, the seller manipulates the scale, and thus sells for the price of one kilo, which weighs 900 grams.
In a factory, the section chief takes (steals) small pieces to sell elsewhere, at the same time that a worker pretends to work while playing with his mobile.
In an office, an urgent procedure is "stuck" because the manager has decided to put forward the requests of several friends who will reward him conveniently.
In a public department, the officer usually arrives late at his office, while the lines of the people show their discontent.
Also, at home, the person in charge of cleaning the dishes makes excuses to download the task in another member of the family.
Traps occur in so many places, in many ways that it would almost be impossible to make a general picture of the situation.
Being why a question is born: why are there so many people who cheat? Where is the root of such a universal phenomenon?
Among the many aspects that could serve as an explanation, there is one very simple reason: the aspiration to satisfy personal ambitions at the cost of anything.
If one desires more rest, or more money, or more prestige, or more pleasures, or more power, and if one has a conscience wounded by sin, it will be easy to engage in traps to achieve what one desires.
Faced with this evil, healing can be easily interviewed: acquire a healthy conscience, fall in love with justice, look at others and respect their rights, fulfill their obligations with joy.
Sometimes it is not enough to break generalized situations of traps: an honest person shines in a particular way among family members, friends, acquaintances, and stimulates change in those who know him.
It will not be, of course, an easy task, especially when a good person is surrounded by corrupt people. But at least it will have initiated a path of justice that benefits the honest and others, and that teaches how it is possible to promote a more equitable and more solidary world.