Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Why The World Needs Unity

Why The World Needs Unity...Unity is the goal of all humans; for we all are the offspring of Adam and Eve. We have oneness in spite of all the different languages, states, philosophies, ideas, and religions.  It is well known that no one human can live by himself a happy life; for each one of us is RELATIONAL. We depend on each other to some extent. In the most primitive societies, I buy food from one guy. He also buys cloth from another person...and so on. Trade is based on mutual needs that make relationships possible. These needs are partially fulfilled, but never exhausted, by buying and selling in the marketplace. You probably buy my services and I buy yours. If you extend this relationship over many centuries and nations, it becomes complex. However, the premise remains the same. You have interest in me not because you like me but because you need my product or service. However, the more we do business together the more likely we will develop good relationships. Free trade is based on making trade between nations easier and faster. The advent of the Information Age and the availability today to share this information across many nations through the Internet have brought a sense of a "global village."

From an anthropological perspective, humans evolved from apes who also do things in groups. Birds fly in groups since it is safer to fly in a group.  The more a species members collaborate the more they can survive the assault of predators. You may wish to read Ian Barbour's "When Science Meets Religion", John Polkinghorne's "Quantum Physics and Theology"  or better yet view the interview by Robert Wright with John Polkinghorne here: and with John Haught here: but mostly you will thank me for bringing to your attention this amazing interview by Robert Wright with Lorenzo Albacete; for Albacete then relates how development is tied with God's inexhaustible love in Christ:

Relationship is arguably the basis of security. Each child remains insecure if he does not feel the protection of his mother/father. Security is the first need for survival together with nourishment and shelter. However for my security, I need the protection of the powerful elders of the tribe or, in modern civilization, the government. If the most powerful governor dies, the political/economic order requires that he be succeeded by another competent person until a new one is chosen or elected. You see the order of human families, tribes, states and the globe itself requires relationships starting with the top person charged with protecting the interests and survival of his subjects/citizens.

In the contemporary complexity of interactions of humans, let's only mention the pervasive advances of information technology with artificial intelligence that promises robots will control human life in a few decades. Read MIT's Andrew Mcafee "Race Against the Machine." The impact will be enormous taking into consideration that young graduates from universities are hardly able to find quality jobs. The Baby Boomers are ageing but the workforce is not replaced adequately by younger generations for many reasons but one of them is that we have stopped bringing children to life. The use of artificial contraceptives by women and the steady killing of children in the womb have had a negative impact on the growth of civilization.

If the world needs to save itself it must renounce not only its divisions but also the Satanic powers that deceive and lure its inhabitants into selfishness and pride. These are not the results of today or even of the last decade but the cumulative memory of wrongs since humans began to think and want things for   themselves independently of God. To guide us in the right way (i.e. the orthodox thought and action) we need unity that comes from God alone.. In spite of the failings in history by some Catholic bishops and faithful, I see this unity in the Catholic Church. If we have to be united let us be guided by the Bishop of Rome; for in the Christian tradition he is the successor of the one to whom Christ gave the keys of heaven. In fact, it is my opinion that not only Christians but all people of good will are already linked to the Catholic Church in a way that remains a mystery. As for why I think everyone should consider becoming Catholic, I refer you to my post at:
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Let us pray for the unity of mankind. Seeing the divisions and the continuing violation of humans in the Middle East,  it may be a dream to pray to God for unity. However it is written "What is impossible with men is possible with God" (Luke 18: 27) Thus said Christ the Alpha and Omega.

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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