(see previous blog)
By paralleling Colorado's vote to oust legislators supporting gun control with the devastating floods that swept the state immediately following, some might presume I was implying God's vengeance. Not so! I do not believe in a vengeful God; rather, a God of love awaiting humanity to realize its mandate for recognizing life's interconnectedness. It is our choices, not God's intervening that sets the stage for world events.
All life shares a tiny blue ball suspended in a vast universe--but only man makes choices. If we don't learn to make sustainable choices we face extinction--from wars and violence, ecological degradation, economic imbalance, political polarization, denial of moral values . . .
Too often we ignore a problem and collectively make choices on behalf of special interest groups who prevail because they are organized and funded and so are able to manipulate public perception to serve their purpose while diverting attention from the actual problem. Climate change is one such problem that has largely been ignored while industry actively blocks movement toward solutions. The unprecedented weather disasters in this and the last decade demonstrate catastrophic results of bad choices. So too we have a violence problem in our nation, to ignore it and punish those actively seeking reasonable solutions is to invite disaster. What I see as the meaningful connection between the two unrelated Colorado events is that both illustrate inappropriate choices in response to obvious needs. Is this a wake up call?
There are those who believe there are no random coincidences, that all happenings are part of a greater plan . . .