Coco Calling No. 119 - The Great Leveller
My owner recently purchased a large map of the world, and put it up on the kitchen wall. He then gave a dart to his wife and told her to throw it, saying: “When the Coronavirus is all over, I promise to take you to wherever your dart lands.” So she narrowed her eyes, and focussed, taking aim at French Polynesia. The dart left her hand, bounced off the wall and went down the back of the fridge amongst all the cobwebs and dust…… Oh dear.
Coronavirus hasn’t gone away, and it’s completely changed the way humans live out their lives. It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor, powerful or meagre, the Prime Minister or a homeless vagrant. Just like Death itself, it’s proving to be a great leveller. And during a time when some countries around the world are choosing to become more isolationist, Covid 19 is showing humans very clearly that they can’t afford to look out only for ourselves. Humans, just like all parts of Creation, are interconnected. Whatever goes on amongst humans in one part of the world will ultimately have repercussions elsewhere. So, from my “parrot on the perch perspective,” I see the Coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity for humans to unite. For local, online and global communities to all come together. For class, status, colour and ethnicity to be forgotten. And for the world to unite as one.
Love, unity, equality and harmony can be rare commodities here on Earth, but they are the building blocks of Heaven. And these are the things that everyone should be striving for, especially during a time of pandemic. Because God shines most brightly in the gathering gloom….
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ, our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)