Refusing to share amounts to rejecting the humanity within us and denying the divine aspect with which God has marked us from the dawn of the universe.
But who among us dares to embark on sharing without fear of being wounded?
Sharing consists of taking some of what’s ours, some of what’s due to us, some of what’s reserved for us for our happiness and contentment, so we can fragment it, diminish it and divide it, reduce it and separate it into several parts to be given out to those who have not received a share from anyone.
In this way we only keep for ourselves a share that’s been carved out of the same size as that owned by those who have nothing!
Sharing involves an attitude of respect for the other person is considered a brother or sister of equal humanity.
Sharing is a choice to give rather to keep, to bring relief rather pass by.
Sharing is an act of love since only love is able to serve others as much as it does self and to hand itself over to compassion.
Sharing means a presence since surely the vital thing is to stand by the side of those who can no longer go on and to lighten the burdens that crush them into the dust?
Sharing implies enlargement since giving and consoling go beyond all frontiers and are not reserved for the privileged few.
Sharing is a life-transfusion since in outstretched hands there to offer and heal, the life force is communicated as it relieves its neighbor, and the sign of a humanity raised into fraternity is made clear (Lenten Journey 2007 Year C It’s Time to Share)