Too much Chaos

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  The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! Psalm 46:6

It brakes my heart when I read the news about the 300 plus deaths in Alabama and other states as a result of the tornados.  I shake my head while looking at the pictures of the destroyed communities. This is another example of disaster that occurs througout the world.  Tsunamis, earthquakes, nuclear disaster, tornadoes.  It is just becoming overwhelming.  Not to mention unemployment, foreclosures, terrorism, human trafficking, etc.  I wonder, are these reminders that the world is simply a chaotic place with no purpose?  Or is this simply another transition that us humans must pass through so that another era, or generation can begin?  Or is this a reminder of how finite we really are and how we just need to rethink and reconsider our priorities towards a better society?  What is the role of God, or whatever you want to call it, in the midst of these destructions? What is our roles? 

There are too many questions and not enough answers. While pondering about these questions, I wonder why do some people continue to allow themselves to be distracted by trivial events in other parts of the world, including royal marriages, celebrities without makeup , etc.  How segregated can we be?  It’s like we live in compartmentalized cubicles where people are concerned about their own affairs, until a gigantic crisis comes in the form of a tornado, earthquake, loss of jobs, or illnesses and wakes us up to the realization that our “cubicles” were just a temporary and superficial state of illusion that blinded us and now we see the reality of life.  But the reality of life, no matter how difficult,  can unite us even more into a stronger and bigger community, if we choose it.  How much more can we take as citizens of earth?  Maybe this is why we choose to be distracted, because the reality of the brutality of life is just too great to bare.  Then we are probably too self-centered to reach out to each other, and instead keep ourselves in our little, comfortable, selfish livesOur hearts should be troubled at the sight of the disasters that happens all around us, and be moved to help those in great need.

 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.  Matthews 25:36

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

5 responses to “Too much Chaos

  • Cindy Holman

    Great post – I recorded and watched the royal wedding later – I’m not much on all the hype – but I was born in Canada so England is a little more interesting to me for that reason – and still feel my childhood ties to the Queen. But you’re right – it does seem out of balance with all the terrible things going on in our world right now. My friend just lost her 24 year old son – and I had some really bad dreams about that last night. It makes me cherish my son and husband even more than before. Funny what tragedy will do.

  • Nelson Rose

    One very importsnt thing to consider that I really think people forget is the power of mass media nowadays.

    There have always been tornados, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. The difference now is the media outlets are so numerous – round-the-clock cable news, internet newsites and RSS feeds, twitter and facebook, etc. In the past things that happened in Japan were never known to people in the US most of the time. Now Prince William can’t use a public bathroom without half the world knowing whether it was number 1 or number 2.

    Nature is an unexplainable and unpredictable source of life and death. The laws are in motion and the outcome does not always seem fair. Life is a gift from our Creator and people need to learn to enjoy it when they can. Live each day like it is your last because eventually it will be.

    • Noel

      Nelson , I agree with you, life is a gift that should not be taken for granted. Thanks for visiting my blog, I will visit yours soon. Take care.

  • Carol Ann Hoel

    You are right that we need to care for people that have suffered tragedies. Blessings to you, Noel…

  • mami

    Cielo mio! estoy perdiendo la cabeza? De quien es el retrato que pusistes aqui? Veo a Tatito y tu papa! Eso lo pusistes tu o es parte del misterio? Te adora, Mami

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