Friday, January 29, 2010

We need to keep this firmly in our minds. To learn how to see “the invisibles” without the need for earthquakes or tsunamis. To learn how to see beyond what we’re shown by the media, who, logically, bring us news of irregular and unusual happenings. Beyond the onslaught of news about major sports events, lies the reality of how a large number of human beings, “all equal in dignity”, are living, and dying, every day and towards whom, according to article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we should act in a “spirit of brotherhood”!

Yes, we’re all in the same boat; we all have the same destiny, whether or not we like to acknowledge it. We’re all involved in the mystery of existence and we must all, once and for all, outstretch our open hands, never more demanding. We must all show compassion and, above all, share. If we knew how to “lend a hand” to others better, with more generosity, we could lower the dosage of compassion.

Seeing the invisibles, permanently! That’s the secret. I always remember how moved I was on reading Dr. Bernard Lown’s acceptance speech when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985: “Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible”. If we can see the invisible, many things that are “impossible today” will be possible tomorrow. That’s the great challenge. My thanks go to the cartoonist, “El Roto”, for once again showing us the way so clearly.