So this is it. World War III. Every nation on the battlefield again. But this time, everyone is on the same side, fighting to eradicate a virus. I never pictured that war that way.
Combat troops are armed with cotton masks, disposable gowns, rubber gloves, thermometers, and syringes—fighting to save lives. Everyone on the same side.
(Is it too early to thank the virus?)
The whole world is endangered. The threat is unprecedented, we’re told.
The dinosaurs might disagree.
One day, in the Mesozoic era, an asteroid 6 miles wide came flaming out of the blue across the continent at 50,000 miles per hour. A dinosaur casually munching leaves from a tall tree looked up. Its eyes popped. Its jaw dropped. Its heart stopped.
What was that?!
It was the end of the world.
But it wasn’t the end of the planet.
Another world arose. After all, resurrection isn’t just an Easter story. It’s the planet’s story. And every person’s story. We die in one world and are born in another. Over and over again.
There are many worlds on this one planet. And worlds within worlds.
The planet is given.
The world is made.
We now have a chance to make a different kind of world. More healthy. More just. More peaceful. More at home. More content with less.
The world will always be many countries, many nations, many people, many colors, many languages, many religions, many passions.
Different. Diverse. Distinct.
Still, we can all be on the same side, fighting to eradicate hunger, poverty, illiteracy, bigotry, and greed.
We don’t have to imagine the world working together as one.
We’ve seen it.
See Paula’s photograph on the home page.
Hopefully we find a cure soon.
Thank you so much. This made my morning.
Thanks for pointing out the good.
I don’t want to play a “ditto head” here, but I’ve had the same thoughts too concerning the common enemy we all face. Will the world learn to expand peacefully into the future, as some expressed after Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for man (human) kind”? As I recently read somewhere, we have two paths to choose in life, one to fear or the other to hope. As with yourself, I prefer hope. Nonetheless, it’s been more than 50 years since Armstrong took that “one small step for man (human),” and we’re still working on it. Keep your head down and your powder dry.
I love these words I saw on face book. This virus is God’s way of sending us all to our rooms so we can think about what we’ve done.
Beautiful! Another way to look at “now/today,” as well as another way to think about
If not now; when? What must we do? Here is an herbalist’s profoundly satisfying truth-telling. Become a Radicle. (Yes, I do know how to spell.)
I think we should all step back and take a look at our selves. Be thankfull for what we have and the blessings that God have bestowed upon us. And thankfull that we have a GOD that we can pray to for conford us in time of crisis.
Great perspective. Maybe the new behavioral norm will be a little more thoughtful and careful once the virus has subsided. Maybe we’ll have collectively learned something as a species. Maybe.
Toilet paper hoarders, pigheaded Spring breakers, dictators who deny their country has any cases, and coronavirus profiteers may not have enlisted in the common cause.
Dad used to say World War III would be over water, wouldn’t it be different if humans learned from COVID and worked together to solve environmental problems. And on a health note, everyone is taking immediate precautions from COVID 19. What about eating more vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fish as lifestyle precautions for avoiding long term chronic disease?