Autor: Rev Dr J. N’GORAN
Category: Partnerschaft, Leiterschulungen, Medien & Technologie
Proxicharity is a diminutive of Pensciencreatuproxicharity (<Common Lat. pensare, “to weigh, [figurative, to reflect on], to think,” scientis, “who knows,” from scire, “to know,” creatus, “created,” proximum, “the neighbor,” caritas, “charity, love”), [love of one’s penscient creature neighbor].
While Suicharity (<Lat. sui, “of oneself”, genitive of sē, “self”, reflective pron.), caritas, “charity, love”, from carus, “dear, expensive”) points out self love or love for oneself, Proxicharity (<Lat. proximum, “the fellow, the neighbor”, caritas, “charity, love”) indicates as for it love of the neighbor.
The first neighbor of Adam, i.e., his fellow that was of the same human nature like him on the Earth was a part (rib) of himself. If you love yourself as Adam did, you’ll do nothing than loving always in the same way, even a part of yourself that was used by the Creator to make your fellow. The same Adam was going to experience a second projection of his love to otherness (alterity) added to his first projection of reflective love and make it complete in regard to love in society: “Then the Lord God made a woman [womb = uterus and man = male] from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh (…)”, Gen. 2:22-23. God did nothing else than leaving behind a part of the body of the first humane husband, Adam. It’s to give him again the opportunity to experience loving his own body that despite the remoteness of a part remains the same body. Although the word husband is known from now on under a plural form, these ones must, as God wants it, follow that He’d established since the commencement: “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no-one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and care for it, just as (…) Christ does the Church” Ep. 5:28-29.
Accordingly, this biblical verse related to prior love for oneself after the love for God, and secondary love for the other, our neighbor, ne is not opposed to what precedes. It’s true that love of the neighbor is deferred in relation to self love, but in term of quantity and/or quality, they must be the same thing and vice versa.
“The Commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself” Rom. 13:9; and “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love” 1 Cor. 13:13
a) law of plesieleutheonomy (<gr. plêsios, “the neighbor”, eleutheroô, “to free to do”, Theos, “God”, nomos, “law”, [freedom to one’s neighbor to observe the Divine Law].
“I issue a decree, that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures for ever; (…)” Dan. 6:26
a’) law of plesikolutheonomy (<gr. plêsios, “the neighbor”, kôluô, “to stop from doing”, Theos, “God”, nomos, “law”, [preventing one’s neighbor from observing the Divine Law].
“Woe to you experts [doctors] in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge, You yourselves have s not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering” Luc. 11:52
b) law of typhlophodagogicity (<gr. tuphlos, “blind”, phôs, “light”, odos, “way”, agogikos, “related to the guide”, from agogos, “guide”, [ leading of a blind by an enlightened ].
“He [Paul] writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand (…)” 2 Pet. 3:16a
b’) law of typhloskotodagogicity (<gr. tuphlos, “blind”, skotos, “darkness”, odos, “way”, agogikos, “related to the guide”, from agogos, “guide”, [ leading of a blind by a blind ].
“(…) while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived”. 2 Ti. 3:13