So, there is an old parable that I'm sure you've heard. A group of blind men gather around an elephant, not knowing what it is. Each feels a different part of the elephants body and then describes what this "thing" is that they are near. Each has his own take based on his location, senses, experiences and perspective; a tree trunk, a thick snake, a fan, a wall and a spear. In some respects each is accurate but in the most obvious respect they couldn't be more wrong.
As I listen to the various opinions about the proper course of action for the Covid crisis, I think of this parable. It seems that there are the healthcare professionals, the economists, the politicians, and the citizens. All groups are giving accurate descriptions based on their education, experience, senses and world view. However, I ask myself who is out there looking at the elephant? Who has the forward thinking ability to see the situation in its entirety?
Yes, we will learn lessons from this pandemic that will hopefully benefit our world. We will have better tools in our toolbox if we should face this again. Yes, I believe failure can often be the best teacher. Yes, fortunes can be made during this time. Yes, people's lives might be forever changed and destroyed. Yes, generations who have never lived through a national, let alone global, crisis will walk away with a sober edge to their personalities and their kids will say, "Well, they lived through the Covid pandemic. That's why they're like that now". People will realize the value of one another in a new and profound way. Good, bad, ugly and beautiful will spring forth, but wouldn't it be great if we knew that we weren't just a bunch of blind men trying to figure out what all this means?
Do we have anyone seeing the elephant, seeing the big picture? I believe so. There is a master mind behind this pandemic. There is a controller of events. There is a Logos, a mind with a plan, that designed every wise and every ignorant decision. This Logos knows that every day is going exactly as planned; every life lost, every up and down in the stock market, every grieving heart, every smile, every lost job, every snuggle, every empty toilet paper shelf, every phone call or face time connection, and literally every single doggone thing happening on this giant ball at every single moment of every day. The Logos should strike you as rather ominous. You might even be afraid. Should we grab the pitchforks and hunt it down? Should we strive to liberate this world from the Logos? How come my favorite conspiracy media outlet hasn't let me know about this?
I know who the Logos is and I'm not afraid. The Logos has operated long before this pandemic. The Logos has brought me pain before but honestly I wouldn't fight any of the pain I've had even if I were able. The Logos has planned a resiliency of this earth and life for countless years. Life always wins. I urge you to search for the Logos. It will bring you great comfort and peace. The Logos knows you and will guide you.