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HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE JUST WORLD TODAY?
Leading by example for the following:
Listen & only give feedback when requested to
present / in the moment
Relax and slow down/calm down
Promote PROGRESSION & MISTAKES VS PERFECTION & Material gain.
Acceptance of self and others : accepting something does not mean you agree with it.
Curiosity vs jUDGEMENT
SIMILARITIES VS Differences
Boundaries for respect, trust etc
NO FARM to living things (if so in a moral and humane way)
GRATITUDE ATTITUDE : Rejoice/Pray
Promote MARRYING Yourself first vs being a perfect partner and finding one.
PRAY, listen to learn how TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR while finding behavior intolerable.
If I were consistently to do what Jesus ascribes to the sheep in Matthew 25:34-36, I could be reasonably confident of making a contribution to a just world. – To contribute to injustice, on the other hand, would require only that I show the apathy Jesus ascribes to the goats in Matthew 25:41-43.
These days, and ongoing, I pray for my fellow people, dear friends and especially for those who live in Afghanistan as well as for the ones who have gone already. May we open our heart to all of them.
Take 100% responsibility…
For my thought and actions…
For cultivating my awareness…
For making a creative contribution…
I have friends from Afghanistan, and we are looking at ways to help the people trapped in Kabul, as well as helping refugees who arrive in our city.
Think of my comforts, adequate means, and other gifts as having the purpose of equipping me to serve others. To ask the Holy Spirit to bother me with the suffering of others. To meditate on the systems I play a role in and become more mindful of how my choices contribute to the effects, intended and unintended, of those systems. Seek opportunities to change unjust system structures and choices that perpetuate them. Work to sublimate my own ego and practice beatitudes.
How can I contribute to a more just world today?
( Any concept of “Just” invites the attitude that someone is entitled to serve “justice” or “Judgement” on some perceived wrong-doing. I support the words “reasoning and balancing” as the appropriate approach to any situation seemingly out of alignment with the source )
Joshua Emmanuel’s request was, “do not judge” ( most of all, because the ‘Law of Separation’ guarantees you will be judged by the same standards you think you are upholding! )
I like today’s quote:
The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped that we might act with restraint, that we might leave room for the life that is destined to come. TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS
There are layers and layers of injustices that move me to read incessantly, contribute financially, and engage in quiet informed activism. A federal election has been called in Canada and I will be a hands on, feet on the ground campaigner for a climate activist in the hope of electing her to Parliament.
To contribute to a more just world, I can begin to gently note my own hypocrisies.
If I care about the enviornment, what are some things I am doing that contribute to the harming of the enviornment and how can I change my behaviors.
If I care about the homeless, am I even acknowledging them on the street, let alone offering them some comfort.
Noting my own discrepancies between feelings and actions and then working to change those behavior to align with my desire for a more just world will contribute in some small ways.
As one who is / was involved Environmental – Cicil Engineering I thank you for your point re: hypocrisy …there is so much which could be done id it were not for well meaning / self appointed / “experts” who tie-up our hand and waste $$$ because they must first have their say with no knowledge to back it up.
Ed, thanks for the reply! I am by no means an expert but try to affect what I can affect in my sphere.
Pollution and toxins are not distributed evenly in our population. Anyone who takes a long train ride in America should know that already. Poor and ethnic communities suffer more the consequences of our waste. Where our waste goes, land is cheaper. Where factories with waste go, land is cheaper. Where freight trains go, land is cheaper. Or… we even legislate pipelines and other things to go where people are politically weak or poor. We still say that we “throw away” things, too, but there is no away. Someone, or ourselves, has to live with it. It affects our health, it affects nature, it affects our homes. Switching to non-toxic products and reducing my plastic and other waste is just one way I can contribute to a more just world. It is fortunately a very accessible, very real way for all of us. You may not see the face of the person you are helping, but you are still helping.Today I will be thankful for clean water, and not pollute it with phosphate laundry soap, chemical fertilizers, drain cleaner, or plastic waste.p.s. A non-irritating laundry detergent recipe:
2 parts baking soda
1 part washing soda
1 bar soap, grated (castille or a plain bar of soap)
optional: drops of essential oil, I use lemonUse 1 or 2 heaping tablespoons per washSafe for HE washers. Also clothes will not irritate sensitive skin.
I work the voting polls, I deliver Meals on Wheels, I donate to causes for justice about which I am passionate, I try to be conscious of my contributions a healthier environment. I try to speak to people who are not necessarily in my line of sight – people in wheelchairs, children, the people who do mundane jobs – to let them know they are seen and that they have a contribution to make as well.
Thank you, Katrina! 🙂
I’m grateful to Christine for the Schweitzer quote below. It helped me see that I can contribute to a just world without being passionate about politics and the like. Because, while I vote and do my part, I’m just not into that stuff in general. But there are other ways of contributing, thankfully. And I can show compassion and kindness and offer service where it is needed when I am able to give. I do like helping others and making them feel good. It doesn’t sound like much, but everyone has their own part to play in this great big world. Peace!
I think it does sound like it IS much. Just seeing a human being in front of us, an equal, treating them with interest and compassion, is creating a more just world. Very much so.
Vote. Write letters of support for those you believe can make a difference in our world.
Smile and say hello to a homeless person. Or just say hello.
At this moment in time, our nurses and health workers are being worn down by the resurgence of COVID with the variant Delta. Last year, they were being praised for all the care and compassion they were giving-often working shifts that were too long and not taking time to recover because they couldn’t.
And now, with all the new patients, many of these current patients are angry and taking that anger out on the nurses and health care workers.
They are not just working long hours again, but are being verbally assaulted by the patients. I have friends that are nurses, and both are thinking of leaving their careers-and soon.
I have written them emails of support. I will probably take a veggie try up to the ICU at our local hospital, as a way of saying we appreciate them. They do not deserve this kind of treatment. These are small things we all can do to contribute to a more just world, especially for the nurses and health care workers.
RN here and I thank you for this .
I am cautioning people now that are under the assumption they can go to the hospital “ if I get sick” ….
There is a – critical – shortage of healthcare workers and there may not enough staff to care for you .
Some of my peers have been spit on when they tell a patient they have COVID .
That made me cry….
Take that veggie tray –
It will be appreciated.
Trust me . ❤️
JDS, today I took 2 veggie trays and some cookies to the PCU, and a large fruit tray and cookies to the ICU. I didn’t directly take them, but did take them to the front desk of the hospital, because I am not allowed, or is anyone else who doesn’t have a family member, in those two units. I left a message that they were for all the health care workers and nurses…that there are people who care and see what you are doing every day, and we appreciate it and want you to know you are in our hearts. Now if more people would do this for people like you, it would be so good! Let’s hope this kindness spreads…..
I am so sorry to hear this, but have heard similar things here….may someone show nurses and workers in your area appreciation for all you are doing. And do it in a tangible way…..
And nurses and medical staff are receiving abuse from the families of Covid patients, too, being accused of “killing them.” It is heart breaking, particularly as it is so preventable now.
Are there any organizations working to support the medical staff now? Do you know?
To my knowledge, in our area there are none that are supporting them. And yes, Holly, i have heard that as well. I didn’t mention that because some may not believe it, but it is true. Even some patients are saying they just have the flu, and this is all a hoax, and they are not being helped. Doctors also receive the abuse, but not to the extent nurses and workers are, and to believe that the staff is killing your loved ones tells you how far this has gone….it is an injustice to the workers, nurses, doctors, but also to the patients and their families who believe it.
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