October 27, 2007

The Resources of Mother Nature

Posted in Environment, Philosophy tagged , at 2:51 pm by randallbutisingh

The Resources of Mother Nature

The Resources of Mother Nature are there for all God’s children. We are all given our individual talents to use, to share and to serve one another, so that no one will be neglected and none go hungry. The farmer, the fisherman, the scavenger, should all be given the same respect as the minister of religion, the doctor of medicine, the lawyer, the merchant, for all are God’s children and all are dependent on one another for their sustenance in one way or the other.

To pile up wealth which is the bounty of the Creator and not to use it creatively and productively for the common good, is as Satya Sai Baba says: like storing up compost in one spot and not scattering it in the fields to make it fertile and produce. The late Mahatma Gandhi said; “He that has much of this world’s goods and sees his brother in want and does not help him is a thief.” This principle applies to individual as well as to nations.

We are all God’s children, inheritors of His kingdom. He makes the sun to shine and the rain to fall on every one, the just and the unjust. We should learn from the ants and the bees. See how they toil together for their communities. They do not war among themselves. Alas for man, the apex of creation, made in the image of his Creator, with intellect and the power of discrimination; endowed with free will; has the capacity for goodness and compassion, but obsessed with greed and lust for power, uses every measure, even the taking of the lives of his fellowmen and the destruction of his environment to accomplish his desire.

We came into this world with nothing; and after a short stay we leave naked as we came; we can take nothing with us; all are equal in the dust. But, in the final reckoning all will have to give account for the use of their talents.

As we sow, so shall we reap.

By: Randall Butisingh

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