I want to briefly let out my Green side.
I’ve been watching, and been devastated as Australia suffers massively under weather events over the past – well, in Queensland it’s been going on for around a month now or thereabouts. 75% of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone; areas of New South Wales have been declared disaster zones; Tasmania is experiencing wild weather that’s causing flooding too, and over in Western Australia there have been bushfires raging. This time two years ago, too, bushfires ravaged Victoria with devastating effects too.
As I’ve followed the news coverage, though, there have been things that astonish me. People asking who is to blame for the damage caused by these floods in Queensland, people saying that forecasters saw it coming months ago, all sorts of things.
The thing is, that events like this, no matter how prepared you are you can’t always prepare for everything.
The flaw in humanity’s thinking is that we keep thinking we know better than mother nature. We keep thinking we can control everything.
Fact: we can’t.
I genuinely don’t believe that when God gave us dominion over the world, it was to use it and abuse it the way we have for the past few thousand years – and especially in recent years. God gave us this wonderful place to live, and as we’ve subdued it, we’ve basically taken as much advantage of it as we can. Instead of using our own knowledge and arrogance to say that we can ‘fix’ the world, I think we need to learn to live in harmony with it. Instead of trying to ‘improve’ on nature, how about we accept nature and ask how we can fit in with it?
Just my thoughts.
You know, sometimes it’s best just not to argue.
Humans have a really great tendency to go on power trips. They also have a really great tendency to get so self-involved that they don’t actually pay attention to what’s really going on around them, and get a warped view of reality based on how hard done by they are as an individual. If someone else has something, then we feel that we should have it too; and if we don’t, then they shouldn’t have it either.
It annoys me to see, actually.
Here we have a few guys come at Moses and Aaron because of jealousy. They saw the authority and responsibility that God had placed on Moses and Aaron, misinterpreted it as power, and decided that they wanted the power for themselves.
It’s an amazing thing, how many people tend to see the power that comes with a position of authority, but not the responsibility.
So these guys decide that they’re going to challenge Moses.
And Moses accepts.
The only thing is, Moses had God’s authority on his side. So when it comes down to the actual event, the ground opens up, swallows the three ringleaders, and then the rest who are arguing end upbeing burned to death.
Sometimes it’s best just not to argue.