Catharina van Staveren
International Peace Leader Netherlands
To me existing “OutOfManyOnePeople” (1) (or lady of all nations) (2) having my roots in all continents of our world, I strongly feel the need to call out to all of you my brothers, my sisters. We appear in many sizes and colours. No matter where we come from, how we look like or what our background is we are all one human race. Lets overcome our indifferences lets create a peaceful planet earth.
We have been challenging our planet home and ourselves with pollution, contamination, war, destruction and with greed. Damaging, aggression, female domination, human trafficking, theft and plunder seem to rule this planet even stronger every day. The impact and results of our behavior are now turning against us.
It is heartbreaking to see so many of us trying to survive and struggle hard for a simple human existence. Some do not even having the basic tools to be a human being at all and many of us even die from hunger…
We seem so afraid that we don’t have enough. Like predators we feel we need to hunt for materials and resources to protect ourselves and to compete with others. Even when this behavior means that many of us on our planet suffer even die because of our fear and our greed.
Meantime earth provides more than enought for all of us….
One of the most beautiful stories in the Bible is (3) “the miracle of the five loaves and two fish“, as the Gospel of Matthew (4) refers to seven loaves and a few small fish used by Jesus to feed a multitude of people.
A large crowd had gathered and was following Jesus. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “It’s already getting late. We should send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
And Jesus said they did not need to go away as the disciples were to give them something to eat. The diciples said they only had found five loaves of bread and two fish, then Jesus asked them to bring what they had to him. Jesus directed the people to sit down in groups on the ground. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was 5000 thousand men, besides women and children. The number of seven, the five loaves and the two fish, is the number of wholeness and of the whole world.
This most wonderful story tells us that Jesus gave the people the insight to share their food with all people present. Jesus showed the abundance and the wealth of the food. It is not our food it is His food. We are allowed to share His food and His food is unlimited available for all of us. His message to us is that; earth has the ability to provide more then enough for all of us if only we humans are able and willing to share it.
So lets evolve our thinking. Our global problems are never too large to handle. Lets simply learn to activate and to use our collective intelligence. And lets find out how to organise and to share the resources of our world equally with all of us. Let us connect our knowledge to our spirit and to our hearts which provide us new useful insights on this matter. Let us all unite and lets create a prosper and peaceful planet. Lets meet with our collective needs, lets create pr