Poverty is the shameful crime of this century. Mankind is capable of growing sufficient food, of building sufficient houses and hospitals,schools and roads in order to create decent basic living conditions for the whole worldpopulation.
What is lacking is practical and deeply felt solidarity and political will.
Not the intellect but the heart can solve those problems.
The reflection running through the whole project is expression of the need to let the heart speak.
A story after 2, Samuel, chapter 12:
There lived two men on the same earth
Bestowed upon them by a king
One was rich, the other poor
The rich man possessed many goods
The poor could hardly face life
But he cherished it and loved his children
Poverty covered him like his own skin.
Once the king came on a visit
And the rich man invited him to a banquet
And lovely songs were in the air
The poor man pushed his child forward
And requested for the king to bless his child
Quite shaken the king noticed the inequality between the two:
The suffering of the poor and the cruelty of the rich
And he spoke:
“I made you brother and sister
for you to live in harmony on earth
to be grateful to the earth and respect her
You, rich, you raped the earth and killed your brother
Your love is likewise your song: out of tune and it hurts my ear
Stop your song and don’t invite me at your table
Nothing should reach my ear and mouth
Until you become sister and brother
As it was ordained by me
And you share the earth in humility and respect
And let your heart speak for who has less.