There’s something terribly wrong with this planet these days.
It started (noticeably) with the Tsunami last December and it hasn’t stopped since. Like a bad Hollywood movie, the water just keeps rising. Looking at the devastating pictures of New Orleans and the suffering there, my heart freezes in fright and sorrow. We do everything humanly possible to avert destruction. Wars can be stopped, politicians ignored, famine-stricken nations can be inundated with food on our terms and democracy restored with bullets. But how do you turn away from a wall of water? Is this the beginning of the end, then?
Remember Robert Frost’s poem Fire and Ice?
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if I had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Perhaps the water will turn to ice. There’s enough hate around to ensure that it happens.
Perhaps it is time for justice and for judgement.
Perhaps there is a God after all.