I couldn't help but notice.
Last week, the millions of thousands of people who converged across the country’s midsection witnessed the brilliance of an awesome celestial vision.
This week, the millions of people who lived on the country’s southern coast beheld the fury of an awe-inducing climactic nightmare.
Unique to these events, is that the infighting, bickering, and cultural confusion that seems to be getting worse and worse, disappeared.
In towns such as Blairsville and Prairie City, people of different parties paraded and traded tinted glasses, while in places like Beaumont and Port Arthur, humans of all different hues hugged and lugged essential supplies.
What was it that allowed us to be civil again?
Here are my two cents.
Behind all the complaints, tirades, crusades, and campaigns that assault us daily lies an underlying fear. It’s an anxiety born of chaos and lack of certainty about anything in the world. Technology, politics, and too much information are making the world seem more and more out of control and tensions rise accordingly.
The eclipse made us pause for a moment and realize the Supreme Order that exists in the world on a scale way bigger than anything human. Harvey made us stop to ponder the sheer helplessness that we have as humans, even if we wanted to try to run this world.
Let’s not let this escape us.
If we could all just realize that we are truly powerless in this world, but that G-d is in total control, everything that divides and separates humans would instantly dissolve into pettiness, creating what would truly be one nation under G-d, with liberty and justice for all!