Earlier this morning I was sitting at my desk listening to today’s stock market report. Not having fun.
Last night, I read a newspaper calling Covid-19 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. The editorial concludes with “this is a communist virus…and (our newspaper) reminds the world of the cure: ending the CCP.” Other newspapers blame what they see as a slow and cavalier response by you-know-who.
Hey, I’m just trying to take in news from both conservative and liberal biases, but I’m finding fingers pointing in all different directions. Not fun at all.
In recent weeks, very few people in the world have been having fun.
Is peace even attainable anymore? The dictionary defines peace as “freedom from civil commotion or a state of mutual harmony between people.” Peace is looking a little grim.
That is, unless we’re talking about a different definition of peace, one not based on stock projections or the news. Jesus talked about a spiritual peace that supersedes the stuff of life.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
If that’s true, there’s our cause for hope.
Someday, there will be a vaccine for the virus and this election cycle will be over. We’ll have learned a lot about our tribalism and our quests for truth. I hope we can tell the voices of division amongst us to cut it out. But mostly, I hope we can find a deeper meaning in all of this. As for me, I trust the voice who said he’s overcome the world. I really do. There’s a bigger story going on, a love story, which gives me a true dose of peace.