Friday, July 16, 2010

how can we allow this?


there are thousands that will die between the time i write this blog and the time you read it. in a world where 30,000 young children die everyday from starvation, 1 billion people do not have access to clean water and the majority of our world lives on less money in a year than i will pay in rent this month.

it is not hard to see there is a problem... i have found that this leads many to a frustration with God. a frustration that often ends in the abandonment of their 'belief' in a God who could allow such. putting our maker on trial saying 'how could you allow this?'.

however what is horrifying about this question is that it is one all men should ask themselves. 'how can we allow this?'. perhaps the change of the world to come will be mainly in ourselves. we will no longer be content to fatten our savings and cushion our beds while billions literally billions go their whole lives without simple necessities such as water, food, and shelter. without protection, medicine, and safety.

i fear the question may one day be turned around and no longer will we judge our maker and ask 'how could you allow this?'. but he will ask man 'how in a world that had more than enough for all who lived in in, how could YOU allow this?'

he shall ask us again
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily;
if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness...And the LORD will guide you continually" Is. 58 6-11

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  2. Take a listen to a song, which put that part of Is. 58 to music: http://www.indieheaven.com/artist_main.php?id=72306. It is the song entitled "Rise in the Darkness".

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  3. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  4. 真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。.................................................

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  5. The biggest problem of hunger is politics and war. There is much more than enough food in the world to feed everyone--however dictators and totalitarian regimes use food as a weapon, and people are not allowed the freedom to work and move around as they ought...hence starvation abounds. Unfortunately international food aid often aggravates the root problem by the temporary remediation allowing the dictators to stay in power...in the long run killing even more of their very own people.

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