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Environmental, moral crises related

March 20, 2015
Juanita Douglass
Redwood City

In reading this article I was reminded of questions I’ve had over the years about why so many people are poor and can’t dig themselves out of the pit of poverty, particularly in Mexico.

Why doesn’t Mexico’s leadership put energy and effort into solving problems of poverty, lack of resources, education, health care and so on? The people of Mexico and other poor countries surely have the intelligence and capability to solve their own problems if given the tools to do so mainly education. Cannot their own governments supply them?

Climate change is one factor in the equation that can bring a country into the category of being poor. I believe Archbishop Wenski has hit the nail on the head saying the social, economic, political and environmental crises in the world today need to be addressed adding moral and spiritual crises to the list. Until the human family gets back to their creator, God, and follows his way we will always be in crisis.

Where do we start? Pray! God knows the answers and the means. Trust in God! Every day needs to be a world day of prayer to heal our deteriorating world. Is this too big an order for God? Nothing is impossible for God.

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