The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Mass Thoughts

I watched mass televised from the Cathedral today.  I am fortunate to be able to do that.  But, even though I am fortunate, I do wish I were able to be actually in Mass and able to receive communion. 

In the readings this mass, the following most strongly caught my attention and thoughts:

“Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you,
and you want to go back there?”
Jesus answered,
“Are there not twelve hours in a day?
If one walks during the day, he does not stumble,
because he sees the light of this world.
But if one walks at night, he stumbles,
because the light is not in him."

To me, this struck a chord with the notion that I need to keep in mind the notion to be aware and alive concerning what I KNOW.  I do not need to be afraid or angry about things or people in life that have hurt me if I just keep in mind that I am a kind, decent person, and that I do work and strive to be a light for others. 

In a broader Covid-19 sense... this passage also struck me as being valuable to hightlight how SCIENCE and scientific understanding is a key light that is designed to help people.  We need to see the light that is a part of the way in which our Public Health Community and the CDC and others in science help to guide our society along the path towards being safe and hopefully successful in combating this virus.  Other voices, not of science, and even often anti-science try instead to convince the populace either a) yeah, we're going to start everything up for public gatherings ahead of Easter, or b) yeah, what does it matter if all those over 50 perish? 



Blogger Cynthia said...

If and when a vaccine against the novel coronavirus is ever available, I wonder if the anti-vaxxers will still say "no"?

Sunday, 29 March, 2020  

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