Remembering God's Plan
by Ron Litton
I have a task I cannot shirk, a dream I cannot deny.
It is to remind my brothers and sisters on this planet of what they
already know: that so long as we do not love each other and, out of
that love, help each other, our problems will not end. Until we put
aside what we want, and start doing what God wants, the collective
insanity of the human race will continue.
God, whether you call Him -- Allah, Jehovah, Buddha, Yahweh, or by
whatever name -- asks from us only that we love each other, with no
distinction or discrimination -- loving no one either more or less
than another, just as He does. And out of that love, that we will
then be more than willing to help and support each other. And that if
we do so with a full heart, then we will make it our personal joy to
be loving and caring to each other.
Imagine. There can be a world where whole peoples get together to
help other people who are in troubles that they cannot get out of
Imagine the government of the United States, saying to all the world:
"When you cannot help yourselves, we will help you. When your
children are dying of disease, we will send doctors and medicines.
When your homes are destroyed by floods or hurricanes or tornadoes,
we will help you rebuild. When your governments oppress you and cause
you pain, we will help remove them. We will give our help directly to
you, the people, and not to governments who may abuse our aid. And we
will not help in ways that make you dependent on us for the rest of
your lives, but we will help you help yourselves to become stronger
and more self-sufficient. We will help your sick, your elderly, your
tired, your poor, when they cannot help themselves, and we will help
you climb back onto your own feet so that you can once again help
yourselves and others.
"But you must do your part. You must work for your own good, and when
you have achieved it again, you must help us work to help others find
and achieve their own good. There is just one rule: that all of us
must love each other and help each other, just as God has done to us.
We must follow that great example, no matter what the cost. We must
never, ever, allow hatred or fear or suspicion or political or
religious or cultural or social or ethnic differences to cause us to
stop loving every human being equally, just as God does."
We must always know that, when we follow God's simple laws, and work
with them instead of trying to set ourselves and our rules up as more
powerful than them, then all the world will become a heaven to us and
to all the children who come after us.
And God's laws are simple and easy to understand, even though they
may be hard to follow. They are:
Love each other.
Help each other.
Do these things joyfully and wholeheartedly.
This is my task. This is my dream. To remind you of what you already
know. That if we will truly love and help each other, and make that
our joy, we can all live in peace and joy.