Thought for the Day: Carl Sagan wrote, “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” When I first read those words, I found them to be dark and discomforting. There are too many things I don’t wish to see succumb to the rule, including, but not limited to: the human race, the creatures of this earth and hope. Extinction of anything that had life in God’s creation is the source of great grief, especially when we might have somehow participated in its elimination. The current pandemic has forced us to think about human survival, beyond what happens within our imagination while watching the big budget end of the world movies. Hope that is rooted in God, and not a hope that simply expects God to swoop in like a superhero and save the day, allows us to place our faith in what is eternal. God, however we might understand or picture this Holy Other, does not bow to the concept of extinction. Love and Light shall exist even when we go the way of the dinosaurs, yet I claim that those who known love and experienced light find hope in the One who is eternal.
Prayer: Keep me connected to you, Eternal One, for that connection will keep my hope alive no matter what might come my way. Amen.
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