Mtaka Yote Hukosa Yote

We are a wasteful society

We have a million wants and less than ten needs

We seek to fulfill our wants

Are we greedy?

Are we?

We want more and more and more

Nothing is ever enough

Yet, the contrasts are stark

 

In a world of abundance

There is so much poverty

Is there a balance in abundance and poverty?

Will there ever be a balance?

Can there be a balance?

We want it all

It doesn’t matter what it takes

It doesn’t matter who suffers

It doesn’t matter how much we destroy

We must get it all

Mtaka Yote Hukosa Yote (He who wants all, loses all)- Swahili Proverb

“May the relationship between man and nature not be driven by greed, to manipulate and exploit, but may the divine harmony between beings and creation be conserved in the logic of respect and care.”—Pope Francis to the General audience at Vatican City onApril 22nd, 2015

 

 

 

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