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Action Not Volition

Posted on: 13 May 2015

May 13, 2015

Pope says environmental sinners will answer to God. Pope Francis on Tuesday warned “the powerful of the Earth” they will answer to God if they fail to protect the environment to ensure the world can feed its population. “The planet has enough food for all, but it seems that there is a lack of willingness to share it with everyone,” Francis said at a mass to mark the opening of the general assembly of the Catholic charitable organization Caritas.

“We must do what we can so that everyone has something to eat, but we must also remind the powerful of the earth that God will call them to judgement one day and there it will be revealed if they really tried to provide food for Him in every person and if they did what they could to preserve the environment so that it could produce this food.”

Yes, of course, the earth has plenty of foods to give way, to throw in garbage bins and makes it waste; on the contrary as there are multitudes are suffering without food. We live quite in strange and contradictory world. The point is not on the abundances of resources, but on how such resources are fairly distributed among citizens of the world in which religions and politics of the world have failed to do their home work to create such balanced and fair world.

What is quite funny in here is that these are the people who lead this world. Since they tell the world the obvious things and they exclaim on the already known facts. The main point is not on what they tell the world but on what they do behind the stage and the curtain. They inherit past mistakes, failures, or sins and they continue since fear and suspicion is the major actor of such drama due to the fact that when they change their way of life and thinking, they are not sure where and how they are going to end up. They all think like a fish and in fish bowl.

Presumably, it is not only lack of willingness, to share it with everyone, which is the crucial challenge and problem, but also it is also with the mindset and thinking machinery of both the possessors of resources and the needy, in which justice, fairness, love and sense of concerns, generosity, and so on are not something that can be imported from outside parties but rather it is up to individuals, their own volitions and efforts, choices and decisions they make in life. It is not policies, laws and rules and regulations which is the determinant factor, but, it is the individual given decision and moral discretions. It is not possible to import or export love.

To love means to sacrifice, there is no other calculation and theory people can come up. To sacrifice does not mean to give away the extra or the surplus, but rather, it goes up to losing what one already has. Sacrifice is reflection of love and it is one of the tools where love can be manifested. When people love something, they sacrifice even their life towards that matter which they love. This is very rudimentary reality which does not even require note book to take a note since it is every elementary one and none cannot deceive and trick others in this regard.

When there is world created with distorted balance and need, in which one segment of society possess much resources while the rest is deprived, this is quite a reflection and manifestation of lack concern to the needy although such way of thinking is danger even to the possessors since the crime rates and the number of criminals are getting in high rise due to the fact that the possessors of resources lack concern to the needy and the needy are in cases forced to take the lives of the possessors at all levels for the sake of their own survival.

And it is not appropriate world in creating world of needy and generosity in which there should be balanced world. Administrators of this world should be responsible and accountable in creating such balanced world, in terms of economy since they are the ones who rule out this world in this regard, in which none should seek aid and assistance from other. The mindset of expecting aid and assistance from others by itself si wrong mindset but most are shaped in such way of life since this world is shaped by such given way of life due to the fact that the few always dominate the mass.

The mindset of being poor and rich is one of the wrong mindsets human kind has inherited from past, which should not be considered as correct and legitimate way of life since this world is getting used to it, it assumes that it is correct and proper, which should not be the reality. And the present day society could be assumed better when such wide gap and difference is narrowed and the number of people who possess resources should increase in alarming rate since population is increasing too. When there is only narrow gap between peoples possessions of resources, safety and security of the world can only be established.

Safety and security of society can only be guaranteed and secured not only on the amount of love one society emanates from one to the other, but on the economic justice and fairness society establish in its own domain. There is no point when two empty pocket persons love with each other since they can share something emotional, but they do not have something to eat, their love is futile. The unity such given people establishes and demonstrates cannot go beyond and further.

Unity between people can be established when people have enough thing to eat. In world where one person has millions of dollar in a bank account and the other person has nothing to eat, and both pray, O God, give us our daily bread, such kinds of actions and reactions, and way of life are more of joke than true and genuine reality since such is what the world is doing and undertaking.

The drama of pointing fingers on others, such as, God will call them to judgement one day, is an expiry thinking and way of life since this is not the century of pointing and blaming other people, but it is indeed a time to do the right and appropriate things in life. Do not blame other people since you are also part of the problem, but feel and take accountability and responsibility on what you do.


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