The Moon is so obvious. It’s known all over the world. We have so many stories about it, we have thousands of names for it and actually we don’t pay attention on it anymore.
But how is it possible, that this obvious Moon, known to everyobody is in the same time so mysterious? Why it shows to us always but one face and the other one seems to be so dark?
Well, it’s not dark actually. We just don’t see it. And we don’t know it.
But actually, who cares?
Reality in Bethlehem
We all know Bethlehem and we also don’t pay attention any more. It also has its own, “dark” side, invisible from the distance.
What is the dark side of Bethlehem?
Yes. The Stable, the Star, a church, a palm tree, some middle eastern view and peace.
Just type the same, but in Arabic (بيت لحم), and you will see a completely different Bethlehem:
Soldiers, guns, fights, a funeral of a Palestinian wrapped with a flag, and somewhere in between, pictures of old Bethlehem, the streets of the Arabic town from the past.
I know, what some of you might be thinking right now. Maybe “don’t pay too much attention to this dark side of the Moon”. You know, it takes so much time to understand at least some of the today’s Bethlehem situation, you will read and ask for hours, maybe would have to go there (you’d better not mention your trip to Bethlehem once you are on the borders!). But we are busy, we have our problems, how can we understand the situation of Bethlehem or the war in Syria or the tribes conflicts in Sudan, the tragedy of the slaves workers in China? We are busy with earning money for our dreams and in the evening we just want to see a serial, not too demanding.
But still I believe that the world is like communicating vessels. It’s obvious that we can’t think about all the conflicts and tragedies in the world. Even the people who devote all their lives to serve the others, work in only one region, sometimes they work on only one problem in the region. What can we do then?
It may be simplier, than we think. It’s enough to give at least a bit! We all know some people who would not even think about sending to its owner a wallet full of money, found in the street, right? Some people just take the money and throw away the wallet! They say that “life is brutal, sorry!” – and then they are so surprised how much evil there is in the world. When they meet the people who actually work for peace, they say “what a daydreamer! The life will teach him/her!” I’ve heard this comment many times. And after that… complaints. They watch the news and say “the world sucks“.
You have the power to create the world. It may suck. It may be beautiful.