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GhassanEdited01After a long absence, here I am, back to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the "Middle East Poultry Exhibition," in the time when companies are crowding to showcase their latest products in the Kingdom, and investments are flowing in abundantly.

The exhibition lasted for three indistinguishable days, amidst intense crowds from all over the world. On the way back home, I was thinking and reminiscing about the people we met at the exhibition and conversations we had with visitors and company representatives. We talked both: current problems and desire to, nevertheless, keep on doing our jobs and following up in the times when the world is plagued by diseases, and wars, and, obviously, economic turbulence.

Sitting next to me on the plane there was a pious man radiating faith, love, and piety. He asked me where I had been and what I do. I told him then about the nature of our work and the reason for our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and about the exhibition.

During the conversation, I expressed my fear and mentioned my constant prayers to God, asking Him to keep us safe from the affliction of diseases and bringing peace to this world that is grappling with incredibly numerous problems from north to south and from east to west.

Suddenly, the pious man cast a weird look at me and said, "Indeed, God has only given us goodness."

In reality, goodness and evil coexist as opposing forces in a world that is increasingly interwoven due to modern technologies. They compete to dwell in the hearts and minds of individuals and communities. Often, diseases, epidemics, wars, conflicts, and animosity are born out of ignorance and fear, which humanity has been plagued with for centuries. They are toxic, destroying our health, farms, crops, and families. However, God Almighty has provided us with defenses to confront them. Every creature in nature has been equipped with mechanisms to ward off evil and toxins.

If we take the human body as an example, do you realize that we have only three organs for digestion and absorption (the mouth, stomach, and intestines), but more than six organs to defend us, cleanse our bodies, and reject toxins (such as the liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and the immune system)?

Let's take another example, "breathing." The chest muscles flush out processed air before inhalation. They expel toxic carbon dioxide and then allow the inhalation of beneficial oxygen. Learn from nature:

  • Clean your farm before accommodating a new herd.
  • Keep infectious organisms as far away as possible.
  • Always update your knowledge and tools.
  • Stop hating others because they are different.
  • Give before you take.

After all of that, peace and health will never fail. They are gifts from the Creator. And do not forget, just as you will never stop breathing, never give up on cleaning and removing toxins. Do not stop praying and supplicating for peace, health, and wealth. Instead, thank God for the energy He has given us to pursue our knowledge and maintain cleanliness, protection, and the ability to give.

And here, those words carried me to dream of a world where evil can be defeated.

Where do we go from here?

Towards goodness, love, giving, purity of hearts, and deep and profound faith.

This is how we should build the staggering humanity. Because the future of this green planet always rests on our shoulders.

And hasn't God said, "Stand up, my servant, so that I may stand with you?"

Couldn’t find this saying in English…

In French “Aide-toi et le Ciel t’aidera »  I think it’s better to say “God helps those who help themselves.”

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