Who Is Watching…You?

I throughly enjoyed our Zoom church this morning!  I enjoyed every part of it…and was especially moved by a member of our choir’s rendition of, ‘It is Well With My Soul.’  I considered that really is the question…is it well with our souls.  We are in the midst of a pandemic.  How we respond to it is a mirror of our soul.  Some of us are angry and full of judgement toward  members of our human family.  It is so easy to point fingers of accusation and recrimination and inner hurt, at those who, desperately, desire to keep not only themselves safe from the Coronavirus…but also all that they encounter.  I have been witness to the eroding of societies adherence to logic and science…or facts.  There is a group of people that believe that the earth is flat.  There are people that are certain that there was never a moon landing…but rather the live televised record of Neil Armstrong placing the first step on the Moon was filmed on a soundstage.  We are accustomed to doing exactly what we want to do….Even if it kills us!  I wonder if as information has become accessible, and at our fingertips…we have grown fond of fantasy rather than fact?

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Now, the doubt of many of us, often including myself, has been born out by being mislead by our leaders, on numerous occasions.  We have become a nation of skeptics with reason…  Skepticism and critical thinking is a good thing…in healthy moderation.  However, to cavalierly and with abandon…ignore the medical advice of our most prominent scientist and virologist and epidemiologist…is playing with fire!

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We are a people of the immediate solution!  A 2020 pandemic, that will at least last throughout the year, is egregious to consider or conceive.  We are in the process of opening up businesses and restaurants and bars, as well as beaches and recreation areas.  It is common sense, on its face, that these openings must occur as quickly as they can be done safely.  Safely has a new definition when it comes to COVID-19.  The virus has not packed up its bags and left town.  Our 2020 pandemic has not been frightened or cowed by the strong statements of our political leaders and the happy talk that they utter…in preparation for the November election.   One-hundred  thousand people dying is not a badge of honor…it is a tragedy!  Political affiliations will not save us when we are hooked up to a ventilator.

 

I have heard it said that common sense…is not common.  The Old Testament tells us that the children of Israel followed Moses for 40 years in the desert.  When Moses ascended Mount Sinai…to receive the Ten Commandments from God…the Israelites demanded that Aaron fashion them a golden calf to worship.  Heaven help us when the symbol is more important to us than the substance…

Our global trial will end…as we work together and have a servant’s heart…and consider our neighbor as we consider ourselves…

I enjoyed a New Yorker cartoon, this morning, that depicted an apartment building that had a television set attached to each window frame, much as a widow air conditioner would be.  One person had pushed the TV out of they’re, obstructed window, and was sitting in the window with their arm outstretched and  a dove landing on their hand.  Now more than ever before…we need the dove…

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2 responses

    1. Thank you, my friend! 😃

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