Here and Now

Nothing else matters than the present.

The whole world lives in this same moment, same time.

The future does not matter and the past has nothing to give.

This is the way the world of today thinks, a world that is beginning to forget the World Wars and doesn’t believe in the catastrophe of climate change any more. O, they have spoken of the same thing for years now, thinks the modern man and is right, because the world is full of doomsday prophets who weren’t believed in the times past either. But here and now -type living take the world’s attention away from its problems. If everything is well for the rich of the western world and the only causes of death are overweight and old age, everything is right in the world all though in reality millions of children keep quiet of their hunger every day and die away and millions of people live in tents on the borders of countries running away from unnatural death.

But a human can’t look around himself and into the future and past too much because otherwise he would become mad. He would feel guilty for living in abundance when others suffer. This is why humans look at small bits of the world at a time and by looking at those small bits he can concentrate better. It is natural for a human to help others by giving from what is theirs. When many do small things those small things become something big.

Everybody should look at the world openly and notice those in need. If you help them here and now they might just be able to get there lives back on track and pay it forward.

Jeanne d’Arc

This is a beautiful place

This garden

A small stream and an apple tree

Just there

 

I am a young girl

Many things expected of me

Yet I can see these figures

Of holiness

These saints

 

I do like the spin wool

I do like to sow clothes, make food

But they are demanding

These saints

 

My land is in peril

It has been for many years

There must be a saviour

They say it must be me

How could I a simple peasant girl do such a thing?

 

It is time now

I can feel it

I must go

 

To convince this man much more is needed

Maybe when the time is right my word is heeded

 

It is now

I know of this battle

At home I rather would wool gather

But my Lord has asked this of me

He has given me life

What could I give him but this?

 

The Dauphin listens to me

They are desperate

They need me

I will be heading to war

I will be leading the war

 

Some did not believe me

Though I by Poitiers

Was declared to be

A good Christian

Irreproachable life

What does it help that

I possess the virtues of humility, honesty and simplicity?

 

Ah! these men who believe me unpure

These men who captured me

These men who betrayed me

 

I have never acted but from the word of my Lord

Only his will have I done in my life

What good does it do to me to say this

When they do not believe it

 

I am a witch

It is finally done

The confession they wanted has been given

 

But how can I repent when I have done no wrong

And am I no better than they when I deny the truth

It might be not something they understand

But with my word and faith I must stand

 

…It is the end

This world farewell

Though terrible this world has been

I will only good things to my Lord tell

Though he sees all I have faith still

Here and Now

Nothing else matters than the present. The whole world lives in this same moment, same time. The future does not matter and the past has nothing to give. This is the way the world of today thinks, a world that is beginning to forget the World Wars and doesn’t believe in the catastrophe of climate change any more. O, they have spoken of the same thing for years now, thinks the modern man and is right, because the world is full of doomsday prophets who weren’t believed in the times past either.

But here and now -type living take the world’s attention away from its problems. If everything is well for the rich of the western world and the only causes of death are overweight and old age, everything is right in the world all though in reality millions of children keep quiet of their hunger every day and die away and millions of people live in tents on the borders of countries running away from unnatural death.

But a human can’t look around himself and into the future and past too much because otherwise he would become mad. He would feel guilty for living in abundance when others suffer. This is why humans look at small bits of the world at a time and by looking at those small bits he can concentrate better. It is natural for a human to help others by giving from what is theirs. When many do small things those small things become something big.

Everybody should look at the world openly and notice those in need. If you help them here and now they might just be able to get there lives back on track and pay it forward.