Economic Dimension

This is one of the easiest dimensions to understand, since it encompasses all the activities that people carry out to produce, sell and exchange resources. Which, allow to satisfy their basic needs and improve their quality of life. But this is only the individual or micro aspect of the economy, since it also has a macro component; that is related to the economy of a country, directly affecting the economic development of each subject within the population.

For this reason, aspects such as inflation, gross domestic product, among others; they affect the economy in a general way, in turn, conditioning the resources that people can acquire. The main objective of the economy is to promote the growth of people’s wealth and that they can have a progressive increase.

From the position of the church, it is acceptable for a person to make a fortune if he morally contributes to global development or in any case and on a smaller scale; encourage community development. Being a central aspect in people’s lives, it is important that the economic activities we carry out are based on profitability, cooperation, solidarity, sustainability and care for the environment.

At present, from the economic point of view, man is seen as a consumer good, where he thinks mainly about how much he can pay and how much he can produce. This leads us to a desensitization of the human quality, of the values ​​and the dignity of man. It is something that every Christian must be careful of, because when we begin to think like this, we begin to distance ourselves from the way of God. On the other hand, the economy is closely related to poverty, to the point that it is almost impossible to talk about one topic while leaving the other aside. Aspects that as Christians we can never forget, and must always be taken into account, since it is related to work for others.

Ecological Dimension

When we talk about ecology, the first thing that should come to mind is the environment, nature, flora, fauna, the planet’s lands, the seas, etc. Human beings do not live in nothing, we all inhabit the planet earth which we call home. But in addition, we totally depend on this house, since we take advantage of its resources for our survival and to improve our quality of life.

The problem lies in the fact that the resources that the planet has to offer are finite, and since the creation of man it has been in charge of consuming, extracting and exploiting resources indiscriminately. Without thinking that tomorrow our home will not be able to offer us more because we will have consumed everything. Part of integral human development in solidarity consists in being aware of this serious problem in order to act accordingly. Be more careful when spending water, avoid wasting resources, seek to recycle, promote sustainability projects, recovery and renewal of the planet.

This planet is the house that God gave us so that we can live in it and the least we can do is take care of it. It is not only a way to show respect to our father god, but it is also a way to lengthen and improve the life of the planet for our children, their children and so on.

On the other hand, the aspect of the environment that surrounds us also affects our way of thinking and our mood. Living in a dirty place, full of garbage and sewage generates unpleasant feelings in the people who live around it. Something that does not happen when we find ourselves in front of a landscape of nature in a virgin state, when we breathe pure and fresh air free of industrial and toxic gases.

Spiritual Dimension

This dimension is dynamic, which allows us to contact and bond with God despite the rest of the dimensions. All human beings, regardless of their religion or creed, have a spiritual component. In the case of Christians, prayer and the church become our tool and the way to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, achieve salvation and achieve eternal life.

It is a way of life, a way of seeing the world that allows us to recognize the good and distance ourselves from evil spirits. On the other hand we have the sacraments, which play an important role in the life of the Christian, being the means to connect with God and purify our souls from sin.