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Carmine Gorga is president of The Somist Institute and a former Fulbright Scholar.  He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and five books; other publications are at various stages of preparation. He has a ... more

Some Tasks Ahead Of Us In Community Development

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 5:25 PM EDT

Ready to help? You can help a lot by signing all three petitions and asking friends and relatives to sign them as well. (Those who live outside fishing communities will also have to design one or more petitions adapted to their local needs.) In a democracy, alone we count for nothing. It is together, it is as We the People, that we become masters of our destiny.

And, talking of our destiny, one discovers that there is a larger background to this work. Just yesterday, I wrote to a young inquiring friend: ”I am a believer. Therefore, it is easy for me to say that God has created each one of us and assigned a task in his Grand Design. Our first task is to love him and be loved by him, so that we may love others in equal measure. We are fulfilled (filled with joy) if we constantly do these three things—and overcome all obstacles that prevent us from obeying these three commandments. Not easy, but not that difficult either.”

The implementation of the three petitions mentioned above would go a long way to show what can real love, tough love, do for ourselves and our communities. It would also show much love for God. Is not God ultimately blamed for many of our misfortunes today? Our misfortunes are the fruit of our fumbling. Love is the ultimate cure for our current misfortunes and those that are about to come, if we do not mend our ways.

Carmine Gorga, PhD, is president of The Somist Institute.

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