de notre ambassadeur Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. U S APresidentInternational Association of Educators for World PeaceDedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education,Environmental Protection, Human Rights & DisarmamentProfessor Emeritus, Alabama A&M UniversityHon President & Professor, SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich votre indulgence pour les traduction merci !
In the history of creation and evolution, the mind has always been viewed as the seat of intelligence and wisdom. This seat has been influenced greatly by specific cultures which vary from one place to another. It explains why the mind has also been viewed as the seat of judgment, which could often be objective or subjective. A judgment may be seen as objective when the item involved is perceived as the same from every possible angle of envisionment. God’s Wisdom in Perspective On the other hand, a judgment may be perceived as subjective when the item under consideration appears to be different from diverse angles. Ascetical writers and theologians tell us that God sees things from 360 angles at the same time. Hence, He reveals Himself to be supreme and fully reliable in whatever He has to say. This reveals the wisdom on relying on God in everything we try to do especially that He is always concerned with the welfare of all people without exception. From the early days of human existence, God has viewed all people as His very own beloved children. One of the greatest attributes of God lies in the fact that He is perennial and unchangeable. What was good for God thousands and millions of years ago, it is still good for Him today. As a matter of fact, it will remain good for Him even over the next thousands and millions of years. Over the centuries He provided us with guidelines which, when followed, humans always felt well and happy. Problems always developed when people began to disregard them. This is generally due to the fact that humans tend to have a tunnel-vision, which prevents them from seeing the total picture under consideration. We may begin to realize and understand why the history of this world is full of human conflicts that have caused so much pain and suffering to this very day. Is there a way that could enable us to live in a peaceful and harmonious society in which everyone will be a winner and no one a loser? The answer is a qualitative yes but we must first develop the will to do something positive and constructive. Actions of this nature can only be taken if they are geared toward the welfare of all people without exception. If we were to analyze the history of human relations revealed, for example, in the various forms of governments, we would soon discover that most of the time the good sought was geared toward the welfare of some but to the detriment of others. We know that what goes around comes around. This means if we promote good we would experience the benefits of it and if we promote evil we would suffer the consequences.
Importance and Power of Prayer On this point, the Blessed Virgin told the six children in Medjugorje that with prayer we can suspend the laws of nature. All this demonstrates that, from a supernatural standpoint, those that resort periodically to prayer emerge to become very powerful in the world in bringing about good change in the best interest of all people without exception. From studies that were made over a period of time, we find out that all people share very similar desires. For example, they all would like to live a long life full of good health and happiness. The primary job of every responsible government is to make sure that their people are provided with all needed opportunities toward this noble goal of theirs. Hence, they various governments have the obligation to develop an international program of disarmament and arms control, to abolish all nuclear weapons and landmines, and eliminate all air and water pollution. Besides, we should safeguard the human rights of all people who, by their very nature, are entitled to have free health care and free education from the cradle to the grave. All schools should become effective instruments for the creation of a global community that is characterized by peace and harmony. We learned from the past history of 6,000 years of recorded civilization that when we have peace everyone is a winner but when we have war everyone is a loser. Resorting to peace through good dialogues and healthy diplomacy will enable us to achieve anything positive and constructive we want. On the other hand, resorting to war through never-ending conflicts and struggles is a self-defeating purpose that we may regret enormously in due time. We need to keep in mind that when there is a will there is a way. If we concentrate on doing everything positive and constructive in the best interest of all people without exception we are bound to reap great benefits that may last long. When the Master Teacher of Nazareth was asked what we need to do to be good, He said: Imitate the Father who is in heaven. In our case, we need to do our best to replace the human mind-set with the divine mind-set. We have merely to do our best and then God will do the rest.