by Nate Ferrero
In January 2020, there were 580,466 people experiencing homelessness on our streets and in shelters — National Alliance to End Homelessness
It is estimated that between 15,000 to 50,000 women and children are forced into sexual slavery in the United States every year. One study from the Department of Health and Human Services estimated the number between 240,000 and 325,000, while a report from the University of Pennsylvania put it at between 100,000 and 300,000. — Deliver Fund
Our nation incarcerates more than 1.2 million people in state and federal prisons, and two out of three of these incarcerated people are also workers. In most instances, the jobs these nearly 800,000 incarcerated workers have look similar to those of millions of people working on the outside. But there are two crucial differences: Incarcerated workers are under the complete control of their employers, and they have been stripped of even the most minimal protections against labor exploitation and abuse. — American Civil Liberties Union
Over 33.8 million Americans (10.4%) lived in households that struggled against food insecurity, or lack of access to an affordable, nutritious diet. — Food Research & Action Center
Infant death associated with circumcision. Over 10 years, 200 early deaths were recorded among 9,833,110 subjects (1 death per 49,166 circumcisions). Other sources estimate 100 infants die from circumcision in the United States each year. — Factors Associated With Early Deaths Following Neonatal Male Circumcision in the United States, 2001 to 2010
To be Christian is to see Christ in every thing. The book "The Universal Christ" by Richard Rohr reminds us that the spirit of Christ is alive in all living flesh.
I saw ... the reverence that everyone must have for a sinner; instead of condoning [their] sin, which in reality is [their] utmost sorrow, one must comfort Christ who is suffering in [them]. And this reverence must be paid even to the those sinners whose souls seem to be dead, because it is Christ, who is the life of the soul, who is dead in them; they are His tombs, and Christ in the tomb [has the potential to become] the risen Christ. . . . Christ is everywhere; in Him every kind of life has a meaning and has an influence on every other kind of life.
— Caryll Houselander, A Rocking-Horse Catholic
Click to visit https://universalchrist.cac.org/ and learn more about the book and how to re-awaken to what the early disciples of Christ knew, and why the good news of the gospel is just as important now as it ever was.
Men of the United States, I implore you to wake up to the universal spirit of brotherhood through non-sexual physical touch. If a man will not touch another man, he is in spiritual bankruptcy.
1 Thessalonians 5:26 states "Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss". If Christian men are not willing to transmit Gnosis (body-knowing of the Christ spirit) with a holy kiss, Jesus cannot find root within our culture. Men, wake up and kiss your friends, family, and community members in a holy and sensitive manner. Face to face contact is essential for transmitting the Holy Spirit.
In addition to kissing, all manner of gentle and sensitive touch informs the Holy Spirit. If you do not know how to touch other men for purpose of communicating the spirit of Christ, start with a light hand-to-hand touch and then push against each others shoulders and chests gently yet firmly (this isn't a sports match). This awakens the correct 'Gnostic' spirit of Christ in male-bodied individuals. If the touch offered is of the Holy Spirit, it is immediately recognized and welcomed warmly by the recipient.
In order to achieve our highest potential as a human species, men should not sexually interact with women, except in the container of a committed Christ-centered relationship for the purpose of creating new human life.
The human body and the soul, which is from God and lives in the human body, are the house of God, the temple of the Holy Spirit. Deep in the soul is God's love, wisdom, and justice. Thus, God dwells in the soul. Accordingly, the soul and body of the human being are the temple of God. And so, the one who breaks into the house of flesh and bone, by doing violence to people, by subjugating them, by treating them as slaves, or even killing them, sins against the Holy Spirit. ... So keep your hands pure and your soul pure, not just from theft and robbery. But above all, do not use violence, be it on people on animals, and beware of shedding their blood.
— Gabriele, This Is My Word, Alpha and Omega, The Gospel of Jesus The Christ-Revelation, Which True Christians the World Over Have Come to Know.
Click to visit https://gabriele-publishing-house.com/product/this-is-my-word-alpha-and-omega/ to read more about restoring the Spirit of Christ within humanity.
Circumcision (male genital mutilation) destroys living human cells, nerves, and decreases the sensitivity of the male to his own energy, leading to social dysfunction. Female genital mutilation is an equally grave evil.
Click to visit https://www.bloodstainedmen.com/ to learn more about the plague of circumcision in the United States.
This book provides a roadmap to a healthier economic model, inspired by various historical figures.
Click to visit https://readingreligion.org/9781725280939/better-capitalism/ and learn more about the book "Better Capitalism: Jesus, Adam Smith, Ayn Rand, and MLK Jr. on Moving from Plantation to Partnership Economics"
Human-centered capitalism has the potential to reduce suffering on a large scale in the United States.
Click to visit https://usceconreview.com/2020/12/04/a-deep-dive-into-human-centered-capitalism/ to learn more about the possibility of a reformed economic system to bring about an overall reduction in suffering in our country.