What is Covid-19 trying to teach us?
Humanity can’t continue on as it has been without going extinct as a species on planet earth. We have been destroying our ecosystem that supports us and the powers that run things on this planet are in denial or have deliberately decided for their own advantage to continue the destructive systems they have created and maintained. Profit and power is more important than Life. Once again, God has observed us worshiping the Golden Calf, the symbol of our god, Mammon.
God has sent us some prophetic women and men, but they are not listened to. Their warnings and teachings have been farting in a hurricane and pissing in the ocean. The eco scientists have told us with dire warnings that time is running out. Species are already going extinct in huge numbers, the glaciers and ice caps on the two poles are melting, the sea levels are rising, and the average temperature of the earth is rising.
The changes have been slow and insidious and the rich and powerful have sequestered themselves in their gated communities and isolated themselves from the consequences of their decisions.
Unitarian Univeralists have been taught better. They have paid lip service to a covenantal principle to affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of all existence, but UUs are such a small weak voice of humanity that it is not enough to wake their fellow humans up.
And then comes along Covid-19, the metaphorical whack alongside the head with a 2 x 4. The rising infection rates and death rates around the planet have created a WTF moment. Covid-19 has created an opportunity for abrupt awakening with a message that human behavior has to CHANGE. It’s as if God is sending us a stark clear message, that our ways of living have to change, and change now, and if we aren’t willing to comply with the requirement of Mother Nature we will die in this ego world.
And what must we change? What is Mother Nature requiring of us?
To be continued