October 3, 2023

Obligate Law

Professional Law Makers

Spiritual Healing for a Broken World

3 min read

Today more than ever we need spiritual healing for a broken world. This is because every day we hear of countless crimes committed by individuals, by communities, even by nations. There are crimes of murder, of torture, of theft, of robbery, of rape, of corruption, and so on. Radios, television sets, the internet publish these crimes. There seems to be no minute in which a crime is not committed somewhere in our globe.

Many people think that there is no hope for better days in our world, for a day when crimes will only be a memory. But still deep in the hearts of millions of people lurks the hope that someday life will be better for all, that peace will finally dawn on us. There is indeed a way of healing our broken world. But this is the way of spiritual healing.

Various Attempts to Heal our World

There have been many attempts to do something about the worsening condition of our world. Some of these are political, others are economic, still there are educational ones, and also religious means to improve our situation. But of all these seem to have no lasting effect on our society.

Political reforms free human beings from slavery and encourage citizens to participate in the affairs of their government. But this only seems to give license to certain criminal elements to disturb the peace in the community. It seems that the more liberal the government the more crimes are committed. If the government is repressive it is the government leaders themselves who commit crimes of oppression.

Economic reforms aim to redistribute the resources so that more and more people can have them. But the actual effect is that the rich become richer and the poor become poorer.

Some technocrats and the ordinary people look at education as the way to get out of poverty and improve their living condition. But we see that more education has only increased the number of the unemployed.

Of course the religious leaders think that if only people would clarify their values and imbibe those values which lead to a better life then they would become better citizens and would contribute to peace building. But the fact of the matter is that values education in our schools have not reduced the incidence of crimes and immorality.

The Root of the Problem: Spiritual Sickness

The fact is that the root of the problem is spiritual and unless this is solved the problem remains and the consequences will continue to pester humanity. Our spirits are sick and that is why we have a broken world. And so we need spiritual healing.

The Seven Deadly Diseases of the Spirits

There are seven deadly diseases of the spirits which plague our society. In former times they were called by another name. But now it is very clear that they are the sicknesses of our spirits.

These diseases are: anger, greed, laziness, pride, gluttony, envy and lust.

These are the diseases which need to be cured if we are to have spiritual healing. They are diseases of the human spirits, not of the human body or of the human soul. It is because of these that crimes and disharmony populate our planet earth.

Human beings kill because their anger overpowers them. They rob neighbors because they want the goods of their neighbors. They want to stay on welfare, depending on the resources of others because they are too lazy to move their hands. They will do everything to outwit others because of their pride. They will eat and destroy themselves with food and drinks because of their gluttony. They put down others because of envy. They rape because of lust.

The Need for Spiritual Healing

It is very clear then that we need spiritual healing for our broken world. We do not go to a drugstore and ask for a cure for gluttony or envy. The physician cannot cure our anger or pride. The psychiatrist cannot help us cure our lust or laziness. He only deals with the diseases of the soul. We need someone who can cure the diseases of our spirit. We need spiritual healing. In another article I will discuss the process of spiritual healing.

In this article I have discussed the problems we face in our world today, the various attempts to solve these problems, the root of our problems, the diseases of the spirit, the need for spiritual healing.

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