To be more specific, we have a choice in how we live. We can turn our back on everyday reality, become a hermit and cultivate spiritual perfection. Or we can roll up our sleeves and fight to make the world better. Or, we can maintain the delicate balance of keeping our spiritual perspective (that there is an ultimate Reality beyond this present one) while working to ease the pain and injustice in this world.
Let's recall Jesus' example. Yes, he told his listeners to focus on the Kingdom of God within each one of us. But then he would feed the hungry, heal the sick, and call out the hypocrites. He balanced a spiritual perspective (Reality) while working to effect positive change in his immediate world (reality).
Dear Reader, I believe that is our duty, now more than ever.
Or as Joseph Campbell said, "Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world."
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