By World Bank estimates there are some 3 billion human beings (half
the citizens of Planet Earth), who must subsist on less than $2
per day. Of these, 1.3 billion, (mostly mothers and their children)
survive on less than $1 per day. Former President Jimmy Carter says
that the growing disparity between the rich and the poor is the
greatest problem in the world today. We have plenty left to do,
The World Summit 2002 in Johannesburg struggled with who would
pay for the needed improvements in our world. They worked on arriving
at plans of implementation with concrete timetables and targets.
As citizens of the world, all of us can pray everyday to support
the best thinking of heads of state, lawmakers, scientists, business
leaders, teachers, parents, everyone in making decisions that will
help our Mother Earth be a good home forever.
It is a mutual relationship. When we are good stewards for the
Earth, the Earth provides our air, water, food for us. This sustainable
condition is vital. If we get bogged down in looking for solutions
solely from governments, businesses or the land, it won't be enough.
We must turn to God. We are inseparable from our spiritual Source.
We "dwell between His shoulders." That's as close as you
can get. We are the very thoughts of God. He/she is thinking us.
So we can know what is right to do if we listen to God.
Here are some words to ponder, the deplorable de-'s and the regenerative
re-'s. We can choose which ones to focus on, which ones to magnify
in our thought, to realize in our experience.
When we realize that there is no power apart from God, we can deny
what these de words represent and we can rely on what the re words
stand for. They are spiritual resources. Mary Baker Eddy wrote,
"Soul (God) has infinite resources with which to bless mankind,
and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure
in our keeping, if sought in Soul." (Science and Health, page
"More secure" sounds a lot like sustainable doesn't it?
As I have endeavored to ask God to show me ways to reach out using
spiritual resources, I have found they don't get depleted like physical
ones since Father-Mother God is an infinite source. Another great
word to consider at length is "enough." The influx of
ideas of how to help is endless. Mrs. Eddy writes,
"Divine Love always has met and always will meet every
human need."(Science and Health, page 494:10-11) and so it
has been proving true in my life.