The last few blogs dealt with Illness and Sickness. Now we must move into the bigger arena of suffering and sorrow and how to make sense of tragedy, if we ever can. Think about your personal response to suffering in the world….
As of this writing, there have been over 3,400,000 worldwide cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with 1,130,000 in the U.S. Worldwide deaths= 240,000. U.S. deaths are at 65,000. Wow. The grim reaper strikes again. The list of pandemics is long and goes back to antiquity. For example, Smallpox virus has killed 100s of millions of people in the world prior to 1977 (when it was eradicated by vaccination programs) and literally destroyed civilizations. Tragic, you say, and I agree. Natural disease phenomena runs rampant at times.
Our world is filled with tragedies and we experience them every day- for example, on December 26, 2004, an earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean created a tsunami tidal wave that caused more than 200,000 deaths on the shores of Southeast Asia. On August 29, 2005, New Orleans was hit by hurricane Katrina. Within a Continue reading