When we look at what is lacking in our part of the world, we see that it is Love. We are so busy doing, we have forgotten about expressing as humans being. Our doingness is undoing us as well as the fabric of our society. We have lost the connection one to the other by living in isolation and not having a communal support system that was so important in the past. We think we can depend solely on technology to be our new salvation, but without the human interaction and care of a unit, we live a soul deprived life. We have no mutual bonds that hold us together in Love. And that is an underlying issue that dissolves a nation.
Mother Teresa said years ago that the United States was the richest country in the world in terms of money and the poorest nation in the world in terms of Love. Now it is time to shift that and return to Love from whence we all come and to what we all long for. We don't necessarily know that until we are faced with life threatening ailments that force us to look at our mortality and question what is most important in our lives. Rarely do you hear someone faced with death commenting that they want to make more money or that their possessions are their greatest joy. It usually is a recognition that the relationships we hold dear are the most precious resources we have, and they are the very things we need to nurture and preserve. Technological advances may come fast and furious, but it cannot replace the human touch and the feeling of home that is derived when people of like minds and hearts band together to create meaningful community.