Given the circumstances of this pandemic and much of the world in self-quarantine, it’s my opinion that there is no better time than now for us to do some self-inventory and prioritize our lives.
Technology has been a life saver! To be able to utilize social media to check in on family and friends regardless of where they reside on this planet is a wonderful thing. But these same technologcal capabilities that made the world seem smaller by bringing many of us together, is the same technology that has socially alienated us from one another!
Can we really say that we know who our neighbors are? Can we say with confidence that we know the hopes and fears of those we live under the same roof with? Are any of us truly comfortable with ourselves to be able to sit alone in a room without any devices to distract us? Well, now is the accepted time!
Every since the spread of Covid-19, I have heard multiple theories as to it’s origin. Among certain circles there are whispers of this being a bio-engineered virus that was “weaponized” for the purpose of population control. Maybe?! I’ve also heard it talked about in some religious circles how this virus is God’s way of setting things right in the world. Could be?! But here is my favorite theory, that the Earth as a living organism generated Her own “preventive reaction” to the real virus that plagues Her, us humans. Possibly?!
All I know is that based on the Principle of Causation, everything happens for a reason. “There is a continuity between all events precedent, consequent, and subsequent. There is a relation existing between everything that has gone before, and everything that follows” (The Kybalion).
I don’t know where this strain of Coronavirus came form, how it came about, or the purpose bahind its materialization. None of that matters to me because this is not the first, nor will it be the last, pestilence to ravish our planet! What does concern me, is the state of our souls. Are any of us absolutely prepared to stand before the Most High God?
I’m definitely not! However, death doesn’t frighten me because I put forth a lot of effort to be a better human being than I was the day before. And I can only pray that my intent and effort is enough to be welcomed into the bossom of Christ.
“We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of Yahweh in vain. For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2Corinthians 6:1-2).
Could it be that Yahweh heard the cries of His children? Our ceaseless lamenting due to wars, corruption, oppression, discrimination, and overt displays of hatred. Since ALL aspects of nature is at the disposal of our Creator, what makes Covid-19 any different?
Instead of focusing on why this is happening and questioning the motives of God and man, we should concentrate all our energy on repairing any fractured relationships in our lives, on building new stable relationships, and on healing whatever dis-ease maybe polluting our households!
DONOVAN DAVID CLARK
3791 St.Rt. 63
Lebanon, O.H. 45036