How can we relate spiritual and material progress ? The progress
of man in an integral way is a complex and delicate process. Life
presents multiple actions to us, which may go against our values and
ethics. Lies, irresponsibility and denial, are easier because they
give instant gratification with minimum effort.
The world may seem to
be full of artificial lights, everything may seem to be under our feet
and we may think that we have lots of friends and persons who flatter
our jokes, power and influence. In the meantime, the spirit is sad,
his hope diminishes and his faith agonizes.
Until the day, when Love
is not there, all has become gratification and desire, which turns us
into a permanent and abusive displeasure, but nothing of this makes
the world to be mistaken and what is material to be wrong.
And is not like that, the outer life has its norms and requirements,
which are not wrong, but if we abuse them, it becomes completely mistaken.
We have to
reach a decision, that does not compromise our spiritual life and our
material achievement, since this does not have to do with success,
abundance, rather, these are the means we have, to be able to serve,
to grow and develop in many ways. Poverty is not a sign of
spirituality and when the Holy Scriptures, refer to poverty, they
Our true wealth is in the love of God, and the poverty
of the spirit means, that there is only riches in God. Spiritual
poverty is not the same as material poverty. The universe is
abundance, peace, happiness, joy and unity. No one wants to see a
member of his family in anguish neither to see a person in the
world suffering for not been able to eat a piece of bread.
material and spiritual don't contend but there is a very fine line of
equilibrium and balance, which is fragile and easy to break.
spiritual, the most important are love, faith and service and in the
material, they become dignity, honor, effort
There is no
other formula but to be conscious, to look for good and don't
sponsor what is wrong. To have in us, the feeling of unity and to grow
in sincerity, in doing what is right and then, we will reach our
goals, dreams, abundance, because God created the universe by a total
act of Love and He created abundance, perfection, happiness. And to
reach the perfect balance between the spiritual and material, is only
needed to be one person, one man, one heart and make out of life, a
to Peace and Love.