It was Christmas day. Pops and Kma celebrated Christmas with their 5 year old grandson. They were delighted to see the joy that came over him with each gift he opened and the excitement later as he played with new toys and explored fresh books.
Pops always had the concerns of the Earth village in the back of his mind. He wished he could escape this burden, but he couldn’t. He felt responsible for the well-being of everyone in his Earth Village, but it was too much for him. He needed help. There was no way he could clean up all the plastic in the ocean by himself. He knew it was even too much for the Bali Girls, Boyan, and 4Ocean.com. “We need other solutions,” he thought. “Not only do we need the help of teachers, but we need the help of politicians, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Jews”
He had good friends who were of these faiths and he loved learning about them. From what Pops had learned from his friends, God is infinite according to all faiths. He concluded that if God is infinite then it is impossible to know everything about God. There could never be enough books to describe all of God. Pops saw learning about God, the Mystery, as a life-long adventure. Pop's first love was learning about and experiencing God, Allah, Great Spirit, Dios, Wakan Tanka, the Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and YHVH. He spent almost three hours every day quieting his mind, contemplating, and listening. He loved how Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you,” and the how the Muslims say, God is closer to you than your jugular vein. “Could God get any closer? Are they talking about the same Being?”
Pops watched another Plastic Ocean video and felt disbelief and disheartened. They said that there is the equivalent of a large garbage truck every minute of every day dumping plastic into Mother Ocean. What did the majority of Muslim, Christian, Hindu, and Jews think about this problem? Pops hoped that he could work with the Rabbis, the Dali Lama, the Pope, Priests, Pastors, and Gurus to both explore the infinite together and clean up the ocean at the same time.
Every day he imagined celebrating with the people on Earth in December of 2030 all the good work they accomplished together. As Nahko Bear said in his song, Aloha Ke Akua, “There’s no time to wait.” The Global Village needs everyone’s help. Everyone used plastic.