I place you in the middle of all these events, so you can see clearly the will of the Father and the perversity of man who would take all glory to himself, and turn everything to his benefit. This is not how the Father acts. From the very beginning of creation God has done everything for man’s happiness. All blessings pour out from the Father and can be received by man according to the Father’s wisdom. However, man substitutes his own wisdom and loses the blessings. This is what I want to describe.
The world is filled with blessings. There would be even more, but man has ruined parts of creation and has deliberately set aside other parts (as when fields are deliberately left fallow). What was meant to be a mighty flow has become just a little stream. As a results, many are deprived. This has happened for centuries and scientists will soon uncover more and more evidence.
However, I am interested in the modern age, so we will begin there. With the production of modern weapons and of modern technology, the ability of man to destroy creation and to cause human shortages has multiplied. Everything is done with a view to profits and little is ever done to bless mankind. Who thinks of the hungry mouths that need to be fed or of the wounds that need to be treated? Who oversees the flow of destructive arms? Who plans how good water is made available? Who sets aside ten percent of their resources to help the needy, as the bible so clearly teaches. This is my teaching today. Do not say that when people go to Church, they should give 10%. Everyone, in every part of society, should set aside 10% for the needy. Companies must set it aside. Families must set it aside.
People say, “The government takes care of the poor”. Really, there should be no poor. If everyone thought like the heavenly father, people and companies would look around to see who they can help. When companies go to poor countries, they go to rob that country of its resources without even thinking, “How can we bless these people? How can we lift them out of their poverty?” Instead, they leave the people worse off than before they came.
What always happens? People do not set aside 10%. Companies and other institutions do not set aside 10%. The government raises taxes to care for the poor. The politicians pocket the money and distribute what is left over to those who vote for them. You can see how many social and political ills would not exist if charity happened where it was supposed to take place. All who have income and profits should set aside their tithe to help those who sit at their doorstep. I will bless these families and these companies, in good economic times and in poor economic times. However, no one listens and all is done with a view to profits.
Comment: Mary speaks about a gigantic change in the social structure, coming about by setting aside 10% for the needy.