Love for the world

How can we love our world more intelligently, more spiritually? Is it possible for our love, our prayers, to reach every corner of the world?

[Original in Spanish]

The information that reaches us today in seconds because of technological advances brings us closer and closer to all others throughout the world. But are these modern means the way to unification among people and races? Certainly they contribute to progress and useful change in countries and in governments because they transcend borders and walls. They are a sign of freedom. But the establishment (or reconstruction and restoration) of real stability in every country requires more. It requires changes of consciousness on the part of individuals.

In all progressive events and changes there is hope, an awakening of the human conscience to more spiritual goals and qualities, such as harmony, love, health, wisdom, stability, and spiritual culture. There is advancement, new glimpses of the possibilities for perfection. But how should we move forward with this hope to help heal the numerous wrongs in the world—the hate and terror, the tenacity of addictions, the warlike conflicts, the economic problems, poverty and immortality? We wonder, "What can I do, being often far from these conflicts, but near in compassion for the suffering and pain of the victims?"

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June 10, 1991

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