Quick follow up blog from last night. I consider myself a pretty religious/spiritual fellow. Some people might say that those two terms are mutually exclusive, but I was raised a Christadelphian studying the Bible, and seeing how "belief", "faith", and "dogma" are three really different things. I also have a Jewish lineage and therefore like to see things from more than one point of view. So, I'm writing a bit tonight about Passover and the relevance in my life today. Hope you can get something out of it too.
Please humor my religiosity for a moment...
Passover commemorates the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and their subsequent journey to the promised land. According to the book of Exodus, the Angel of Death "passed over" the land of Egypt and killed all of their firstborn who were not saved (covered) by the blood of a lamb on their houses. This was the final plague on Egypt, which forced Pharaoh to finally let GOD's people go. Christians have "Easter" this weekend, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD, the Messiah, and the "lamb of GOD" whose shed blood saves us from sin and death, according to the New Testament. Even though according to the scriptures Jesus death and resurrection took place during Passover week, Easter and Passover don't always happen at the same time every year. But when they do, I always get an ominous feeling. None more so than ever this year.
With the Coronavirus spreading, and the fear that comes with it, and quarantine happening, I for one am seeing (and feeling) things I've never felt before. And social media is so great about reminding us of all the other scary, bad things that have happened just in the first quarter of 2020. Plagues, pestilences, earthquakes, rumors of wars... My perverbial "Spidey-sense is tingling".
I'm not sure what to make of it either. Part of me is hopeful that things will be better than ever when all of this calms down. Part of me is skeptical it will get better. Part of me is scared. Part of me is excited. Part of me wants to scream from the roofs and part of me wants to just keep quiet. But this is my blog, so I'm just writing what's on my mind. I could go on about what I think of Trump, the Democrats, and the bazillion conspiracy theories I'm reading about, but I will spare the reader from that because you're probably all seeing everywhere around you as well.
In this very religious/spiritual week, all I can do is pray. Pray for my family, my wife, my children, my friends, my supporters, my community, and the leaders of the community.
And let me add one more thing: What the world needs now is Love, sweet Love. Together we can get through this tough time, even if we can't be physically together.
Much peace, love, and many blessings everyone.
P.S. New music coming soon!