A New Way of Humanising the World
It has become almost a general attitude today that most human persons, corpo- rates, and organizations – whether secular or religious have or are attempting to develop or have developed a part of its tentacle toward ‘helping the poor’ or what we may call here ‘humanitarian efforts’. There is no doubt that it is an ennobling work and very praiseworthy. However it remains to be seen how many of such efforts are really ‘Christ- like.’ And only really when they are ‘Christ-like’ in nature that they would truly stand the test of the times and really be ‘light shinning out in the darkness’ of today’s human extreme individualism and self-centeredness. And this is where the question of ‘prayer, the Eucharist and spirituality’ come in within the gen- eral milieu of humanitarian, philanthropic and even corporate efforts in trying to humanize our world by way of ‘dolling-out’ help and aids. Indeed, such ‘ennobling efforts’ for fellow humans if they are lacking in the fundament of prayer and in-depth spirituality would end up as mere ‘dry human- ism’. Until we realize and recognize that, Prayer is the most important tool for your mission in the world. People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers. Like an intercontinental missile you can aim a prayer at a person’s heart whether you are ten feet or 10,000 miles ways. What should you pray for? The Bible tells us to pray for opportunities to witness, for courage to...
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