Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What lessons will we learn?

While the future is always unknown, it seems particularly true right now with major fractures from SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 to our sense of well being, work, eating, travel, social-distancing - that now, more than ever, we feel disrupted.

My hope  -  my genuine and true and real hope  -  is that human persons will emerge better from this.  Better able to discern our mutuality, our basic human needs, our willingness to help one another. 

I'm optimistic on many days that we can be better.

I'm fearful on some days that we will learn no lessons and only repeat our persistent cycles of desire, greed, rivalry, displacement and "othering" that make us less human, one with another, and which distort our relationship to all of Creation.

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