A second reason why the ways of God are not followed on earth has to do with the corporations.
Because the corporations own everything, not only do we encounter them directly as our employers, but we encounter them indirectly through the media.
And because everything in the corporations is geared towards making more and more money, the values of Mammon are universal.
How can this be addressed?
The only institution which has more power than the corporations is the government.
If we elect governments which are prepared to regulate the corporations we would be taking the first step towards changing the values we encounter in the world on a daily basis.
Were the state to regulate work place relations, tax evasion, unfair dismissal, media ownership, corporate salaries, shareholder rights etc. we may be able to reverse the widening gap between the rich and the poor.
Anti-discrimination, gay marriage, asylum seekers, immigration, disability insurance, and other social issues can be legislated to create a fairer, more compassionate world.
But it is up to us to overcome our fears and open our hearts to those around us.
Then we may begin to see the ways of God in our world.