Bowels of Mercies Reviving Souls

On the 19th of November the world has celebrated First World Day of the Poor. This initiative of the Sancta Sedes means so much for the present world: it calls people to awake from the Wonderland consumption dream, to look around and to give a helping hand to those who are in need.

Our reality, distorted with artificial illusions, imposed by right marketing people, tries to make us believe all that we need is happiness and, reasonably, this happiness is regarded as various objects we must pay for. The consumption psychology erases any other kinds of human relationship. It cancels mercy & sympathy, for marketologists can’t earn on it.

Pope Francis’s intention serves us a good reminder  that we should not lose the human essence as well as it’s a wonderful motivation to observe the true state of affairs around us. Unlike perfect photoshop pictures and promotions of the consumption society, there are more & more of us who face financial difficulties. Something has broken in the capitalistic machine, so the system is being destroyed and, unfortunately, we have to pay for that. The abyss between the poor  and the rich is growing implacably, accompanied with an insatiable wish of the last ones to absorb all what they can. We can’t speak more about a material prosperity for all. The main point of today is to survive without losing these little things we have.

But whether we should regard poverty only as a flow? Too often those who have little possess enormous spiritual strength, amazing intellectual abilities, talents. They depend little on objects, for they know that the Spiritual development is the only true gem we have. Their eyes shine with the Divine light, their speeches are full of wisdom and, in fact, they are  much happier than one might imagine. The poor are good teachers for they make us feel compassion yet. This emotion doesn’t let our human essence die under the pressure of Egomania. The social poverty is not a sin. May be it’s indeed a key of salvation for our civilization before it has become totally selfish & spiritually needy .

Maria KethuProfumo

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23 Responses to Bowels of Mercies Reviving Souls

  1. A lovely post, Maria, that reflects your beautiful mind and soul.

  2. Pupazzovi says:

    Bellissimo post .
    Un saluto

  3. HesterLeyNel says:

    This is a well delivered and thought-provoking post, Maria. Thank you for sharing.

  4. “Too often those who have little possess enormous spiritual strength, amazing intellectual abilities, talents. They depend little on objects, for they know that the Spiritual development is the only true gem we have. Their eyes shine with the Divine light, their speeches are full of wisdom and, in fact, they are much happier than one might imagine.”
    ~ Very true, Maria. Brazil’s working poor have taught me much about generosity of the spirit and human warmth.

  5. smilecalm says:

    beautifully compassionate, Maria!
    may those hoarding the world’s wealth
    be compelled to release that bounty
    else be struck by God’s lightning bolt 🙂

  6. Toortsie says:

    Thank you for a beatiful post that majes one think a little bit further.

  7. Beautiful post reminding us of what’s really important in life… Thanks, Maria. ❤ xo

  8. fulvialuna1 says:

    Bellissimo post Maria!
    E quanto mi dispiace dover dire che la povertà a molti fa comodo…una vera tristezza.

  9. Such a beautiful post, Maria. I had no idea that there was a celebration on November 19 for First World Day of the Poor. It’s so fitting. I took a break from grading papers on the 19th to help a neighbor clear brush from her yard. Her weed clippers were old and rusted and she couldn’t pay anyone to clear the brush for her, so I offered to help and spent a few hours doing the bulk of the cutting. In the process, she shared her dream of creating an affordable taxi business to provide rides for elders and people who cannot drive. I was humbled by her compassionate vision.

    Your timely post reminded me of this experience and a passage in “The Prophet.”

    “See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving. For in truth it is life that gives unto life – while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.” (Kahlil Gibran, 2002, pp. 21-22)

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