It is of no surprise to me that there are so many athiests around. I found myself using words in my head trying to call out to the “guy in the sky” today. Of course these things simply allow me to be open to getting a reply but its not supposed to be used as an online complaints portal. Its just so that I can be expectant of a reply, to wait and to hear. I need to remember Love, (God) is Spirit.
These days I am becoming more aware of material living. The sheer amounts of money passing around me yet having nothing to do with me… I am told I must receive a vaccine booster. The cost to me is free, yet money moves above me and around me at every turn from the office receptionist to the government payment to the owners, investors and of course to the stakeholders of the pharmaceutical companies each paid because I said “yes”.
I am a cog in a machine which they will remove when they find a faster way to get cash.
I am called to redeem that view, somehow to make it metaphysical, we all are and I think we all know something isn’t right. But isn’t right with what?
Many Churches cash in on the fact that Mary said “yes” at the Annunciation. Yet Churches at a local level simply “Love” and dont really care about where the Denomination invests money. Do they need to?
A song suddenly popped into my mind “Going Nowhere” by Lena Zavaroni. The lyrics say that ” and we’re asked to hold the world together, make it happen, give it Children who in turn are going nowhere.”
I have no choice over the vaccine booster, if I dont take it they will stop me from travelling, and its looking like in the future we will have no choice in this matter.
It is clear that the cold opinions of regulation which are enshrined in our laws dominate us so I will do what they ask of me.
A smile or kind word from the nurse at the time of injection redeems the whole system into something joyful, for “Love is the window through which we see God” (St Augustine).
I returned home from London last night. All is well.