Bees travel far and wide in their search for food, pollinating the flowers in their path. Their endeavors guide them to traverse boundaries, including those set by humans. If bees didn’t do this, we would have no fruits, no vegetables, no flowers – much too little to eat and dulling our world. Because the work of these insects is essential not only for us humans, but also for innumerable other creatures, it is in our best interest to protect them. Given that the bees are unperturbed by our borders, we can also think of them as messengers of peace.
Our religions and humanistic traditions teach us to care for one another, act in moderation and preserve nature. Yet we humans have failed to create a world without discrimination, war and the exploitation of the Earth. We cling to our borders, forgetting that we are first and foremost humans dependent on this precious Earth and its diversity of living beings. Bees could thus be role models, encouraging us to act accordingly, overcoming our boundaries in a united concern for the welfare of all. May the bees constantly remind us of peace and respect for life.
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