Monday, September 14, 2015
Crises are Multiplying
The pain and trauma happening daily in our society and world is overwhelming every institution we have.
Schools are unable to teach and produce people that can function.
Counseling Centers are unable to handle all the requests for assistance.
Doctors are unable to see a patient for more than six minutes no matter how complicated the illness.
Hospitals are unable to handle all the deep illnesses that people are bringing to them. Veterans are dying while on a waiting list!
Nursing homes are facing a tsunami of old and fragile adults with 10,000 new Baby Boomers reaching age 65 every day.
Illegal immigrants are flooding into America and the Western Democracies from every poor country at an alarming rate further straining the resources of every institution. There are 7 Billion people in the world want to live here and run the nation. I do not blame them. If I lived anywhere else I would fly to the USA myself.
What can we do? How do people of compassion and conscience respond to the hordes?
Speak and Live the Truth in Love.
In St. John 8:31-32 Jesus said, If you live and get your sustenance from me you shall be my students with the truth that will set you free.
That has several meanings but let me point out one of them
Truth means: Unveiled Reality! The essence of a matter.
We must face reality in life and in this situation. What are the facts? There are not enough Doctors, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Teachers, Counselors, ETC to make a dent in the tsunami.
The only hope is each school, community group, church and para-church organization to multiply the health and maturity of their people.
Here is how.