CARING 29/06/18

Victims of war are forced to flee their home and threats of punishments should they return, live in exile. Developing countries host 86 percent of world refugees - UN fact. There is not much anyone can do in war except for victims are forced to flee their homes. Decimated and displaced, they risk crossing fortified boundaries only to be detained in temporary camps.

Refugees have risked their lives for the sake of their loved ones and some have perished in the very attempt.

It is an unlikely comparison but to make a point in our 'neck of the woods', poor folks are borrowing - usually from the rich at extreme interests - not only to make ends meet, but also to care for the unfortunates.

Our people and common among the poor are always caring even if they cannot afford it. Folks are always worried about their whanau; parents would go without basic needs to ensure children are not hungry.

In the very sense of the word, caring is a social concept, not about sex. It is compassionate, considerate, kind, loving, sensitive, sympathy, encouragement and warm-hearted. It is providing emotional support and tangible resources beneficial to the recipient's wellbeing.

In the social sense, caring is an obligation and moral duty to especially care for those in need and who are not able to help themselves.

Imagine how passionate caring is when knowing the full consequences, people are willing to risk their lives for those they care for. Folks would risk a lifetime of high interest repayments from a non-secure source than from a conventional institution. Refugee victims, who have risked their lives trying, have quantified this emotion.

There is something mysterious about caring that we are willing to risk our own lifes to care for others. Is it an innate quality that cannot be explained by the language we use?

It is a ritual sacrifice when the carer offers oneself to endure the pain of the sufferer. The offer is a pure gift in the form of human sacrifice that descends God's grace down to the layer of the people. The sacrifice offering was then changed to animals and other gifts.

The conscious awareness of suffering and the will to offer sacrifice purifies the act of caring and compassion. The act is grace a pure gift to those in need. And I doubt if the rich are able to share the same passion of sacrifice when they are clouded with their own ambitions.

There is something extraordinary in suffering and the will to offer care. It's a privileged opportunity made possible by grace.

Despite the blame and commercial standard, the lower socio economic sector is an extraordinary platform for mysterious discoveries. Faith works!

In our material perception, the very practice of caring seems to maintain one's lifestyle just enough to go by and to care. The frustration of the material is associated with emotions of struggles that lead to stress and depression.

This is obvious in static stages of social development; the gods of society blame the poor for the lack of economic growth. The material perception is the usual escalation of social consequences giving rise to violence and crime. But those blessed with the gift of sacrifice may influence positive motivations for the poor in spirit. There are good qualities in the maintenance of this humble standard of existent than nurturing caring.

In the usual run of the mill, the issue of spending beyond our means has been a popular topic of public debate many times before; still, it keeps on repeating itself paralleled to the changes of the seasons. Political commentators among spinners who in their elements shape the cause of public opinions usually in favour of their masters.

The previous government had established a manmade housing boom while at the same time ignored the social consequences; the cry of the homeless felt upon deaf ears.

The recent change of government promised social changes, but the existing deprived consumer population is now imposed additional costs and surcharges for the issues of society.

Meantime, the rich continue to invest their money and accumulate savings. The poor continue to spend more than they can afford. But the state creates the opportunity for extraordinary events to occur.

And thereby lies the choice in three phases of exile.

  1. the sensory perception;
  2. the emotional ;
  3. the purified practical.

It is the a priori position of the (1) pure principle, that (2) elevates and modifies the emotion to (3) produce a pure act of caring.

But our technical world of the modern is somewhat betrayed by the subjective sensory of the material remains a (1) subjective sensory perception that (2) heightens the emotion to (3) produce an instinct in the action.

Even religion in its pure form can nurture the sensory perception unintentionally where innocent folks continue to sway by the wayside.

For now, our reality is for the folks who are enduring ailments of age are made redundant, their benefit do not meet their rent. And for whatever reasons they are not eligible for further support, have found themselves on the street or living in cars. During winter, this is a testing time for belief.

These folks are for reasons beyond their control coerced or psychologically forced out of their natural homes. Their exiled had produced a natural opportunity to show how caring our humanity can be. Obviously, the state is hostile to its own people but fortunately, personal experience of sacrifice and suffering has opened our eyes to the mysteries of life.