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Self-reliance is key to our goal of Heaven on Earth!

“I will try to love and help create a Heaven on Earth.”  With God’s enduring, steadfast love we can do it.  But I worry about trusting government too much rather than self-reliance.

After World War II, too many people in the Western world assumed that governments could solve our problems.  Some leaders, such as President Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, knew better.  But the pendulum has swung so far toward government solutions, especially in Japan, Southern Europe and the United States, that too much of the world has enormous national debts and obligations.

But at the same time, humankind has progressed enormously, not just in technology, but in more democracies, abolishment of slavery in the United States, and practically all the world, women’s suffrage in the United States and elsewhere and even animal rights.

I heard in India recently that they expected the United States to be about 40 percent vegetarian in the future.  People think green in many aspects of life and many governments are reflecting this movement.

The key to the future is not in technology.  It’s in us.  We must work and play and love with the passion for all—living by The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”