Before It Is Too Late . . .
Ecumenism, as we understand it, means globalization enlightened by Solidarity. We must, therefore, globalize Fraternal Love and spiritualize technology and economics. Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950) wrote in The Theory of Economic Development: “A fact is never exclusively or purely economic; other—and often more important—aspects always exist.”
I ask Schumpeter’s permission to include among the “other—and often more important—aspects” the spiritual ones.
We need to understand that Life does not begin on Earth, but in the World that is (still) invisible to the human eye. These considerations must include, therefore, Hamlet’s famous statement: “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
It is lines like these that for centuries have justified the renown of the English Bard Shakespeare (1564-1616). Speaking of the author of Romeo and Juliet, 2016 was the year of the 400th anniversary of his death. And here is a fun fact: Shakespeare was born on April 23 (1564) and died on the same day in 1616.
Now, before we are flesh, we are originally Spirit, and consequently Spiritual Citizens. This summons us to study in order to understand the Laws that govern the splendid Society that gravitates in the invisible spheres, which hover well above our heads.
May we, as humanity, achieve the understanding of all this before it is too late! What we do not learn through the effort of Love may knock us over with the severity of Master Pain.