Lets get this straight. I’m no scientist, but I know vaccines tell our immune system to make antibodies. We need them. Antibodies run through our blood like tiny spies with magnifying glasses, uncovering things that don’t belong. In the body it’s foreign invaders like viruses and harmful bacteria. In the mind and spirit it’s, for starters, fear, hate and greed.
A good vaccine encourages antibodies to uncover , then destroy what doesn’t belong. Deep down most of us know what shouldn’t be in us or out there. Sometimes, we think the enemy is a WHO, but that’s a lie to get us to fight against each other instead of for. But every now and then, it’s a WHAT. For example, most of us know masks aren’t political. They’re vital antibodies made of fabric, unaffected by protests, conspiracy theories or anyone’s personal freedom. All they want to do is help slow the spread of this virus and save lives. Noble cloth.
We need to get better at lie detection and truth discernment. Lying’s as old as the story in Genesis when a snake whispered slight variations on the Truth and two folks bit. We’re still biting.
So I’ve been thinking that we, as potential vaccines, need to go through trials, not in the clinical sense like for Covid-19, but in the spiritual, mental and emotional sense. These soul-tests prove we’ll do no harm, only good as a preventative or to lessen the ill-effects and spread of the diseases of fear, hate and greed that plague us and our world.
Well, I’m no doctor but here’s my Rx: James 1:2-4. “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of it prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”(The Message)
Makes me wonder how much I really want to grow up to be a vaccine?
Which is way too heavy and sacred a question to handle alone.
“Jesus, it’s me, again.”
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