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Surely we are talking about human beings, the value of a human being as a whole.
Posted this text in the microenterprises can reflect a little about the culture that we are being taken (and even dragged) to live, it is global, in a media culture, globalization, which also lack the freedom to another and not only to himself.
"Our time is marked by an accumulation of wealth, growing. Many people are eager for money and possessions. Coupling its value to the model of car you own or the brand of clothes they wear. Children are also victims of it. At school, they become the target of mockery when wear sneakers, cheap and simple clothes that do not meet the standards of the mall. And it seems that their self-esteem is so low, seeking acceptance, using expensive objects of fashion. This shows that so little trust in themselves, they need symbols of status external to hide "(Ansel Grun," Beatitudes, the Way to a Happy Life).
This brief description of a contemplative monk, depicts the harsh reality of consumerism, planted in the hearts of all, starting with children. We live in a world marked by the tags and labels, sometimes made in the backyard for those earning a pittance to make, and the store, you pay what is worth, just because there is printed a letter, symbol, mark an agreed the media, an important character.
Unfortunately consumerism eats each one of us. We ask then, what to do? I did get a response in a text, written in years, 153 to 205 of the Christian era.
"The goods are in our hands as tools, as instruments of which withdrew good use, if we can manipulate them. Nature's riches, slaves and not women. Destroy it, not our property, but the greed ... There is no gain to drop the money that you have if you continue to be rich in unbridled desires. Here's how the Lord sees the use of external goods. We must not undo the money that allows us to live, but the forces that lead us to use it .... ill have to purify our souls, that is. make it poor and naked, in this state hear the call of the Savior: "Come, follow me." (This text is the theologian Clement of Alexandria who lived from 153 to 205).
The human heart is insatiable, have cravings, feelings of all kinds, and worst of all that we continually thinking, plotting, coordinating, doing everything to quench them. Satisfied now, settles down, becomes calm, and suddenly realizes that "I did not need it," "could live without spending this or that," because I took this financial commitment now?
How many headaches, and stress, not to use the head, the reason, the feature makes us different from other beings. As Clement said: do not destroy property, but greed. People fed up, fully sated, are never fully realized. Happiness is to live free, be free in the face of the material that falsely promise happiness.
Thus, this first beatitude is a path to freedom and true happiness. At the same time this beatitude is addressed to all those who have nothing in their hands, they feel powerless before God, and place all hope in Him.
Indeed, in this world where the poor have not only lost material things, but their dignity, we must look to the beatitude of the poor in spirit that we find the face of happiness and the following phrase: "for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them" . Kingdom of Heaven is like saying the Kingdom of God, that is, the place where God lives, reigns lives. The poor in spirit renounce power and dominion of all, to let God rule in your own heart.
Hevenu Shalom Alechem!