With the gradual arrival of the comfort and the so-called "well-being state", the human communities have transformed into achievers of those comforts and these commodities, which have a very high percentage of consumption; that have a very high percentage of loss of commitment; that have a very, very high percentage of individualism…
And, with that, in the "effort", in the employment of the being as an expression of the force… toward the realization of its projects, duties, ideals… their efforts, are left, in vain; because they are hardly used to that effect. They are used in the sense of the attractive, of the disassociation…
And like this, the social, personal position, that any action must have a reward of comfort and well-being is more and more widespread, understanding "well-being" as a confusing criterion, that leads to… the neglect of the environment and to be egotistical in the personal.
The Meaning of Prayer promotes and seeks to discover and put into evidence, in the being, its capacity of solidarity, its social motivation, its unconditional dedication to its projects, ideals…; its flexible, adaptable, 'understandable' capacity…; assuming the others as they think they are, not as I think they are.
This comfort and well-being condemns everything that does not conform to these standards.
The Christly reference that says: "With the stick that you measure, you will be measured”, is not remembered…
And even less, see the beam in one’s own eye; on the other hand, the straw in the others eye is highlighted.
That is why the commitments of solidarity are "fractionally " made:
"This yes, because it interests me".
Ay!, the interest…
"Yes, because it gives me well-being, comfort"… "This yes, because it gives me importance".
"I ask permission to see this, to learn that, to take this… But I do not ask permission to help with this, to clean that!… No! not that".
Strange -we will call it like this- strange liberties are exercised in the name of liberty. Attitudes and accomplishments that only seek personal pleasure, and that take refuge in the condemnation of the others.
They become "normal", the achievements of comfort, well- being…; that are later called "qualities of life", according to what each one gets.
And as it is "normal", everybody goes for its own proportional part -or disproportional- maintaining, to the extent possible, a contributing aspect or… of partial service, generous…; like the ladies or “gentlemen” of charity, that we remember, antique, in the feast of the flag, in the feast of the Red Cross, in the feast of Caritas…
Once a year… right?
The being has abducted its own kindness, and has transformed it into acquiring mechanisms of benefits, earnings, personal importance… and the largest and most possible loss of solidarity exercise …
Let that the commitment be… only a small part.
And the proposal is socially acceptable. Prayingly, it is unpresentable.
It is needed, at least for the instants of prayer, to notice these positions; don’t waste efforts on criticism without reasons… with feelings of resentment.
The passage of these positions can now be evaluated and assessed in our societies, by the loss of joy, humour…; and of course, of solidarity…; and by the progressive isolation of each individual, with its law, its sentences, its prejudices and its orders.
The contagiousness of the victim, the contagiousness of the isolationist, the hypercritical contagiousness, the contagiousness of… "the best", of "the most important thing"…
This will tend to lead to the state of well-being and comfort: almost always "at the cost of"… the nonconformity, the discomfort… and the pain of the other, of others.
The mere inspired memory, of some moment… of a realised ideal, can be the key to enter into unison… with the created, with the Creation, with the creative commitment… of the conjunction.