This morning the Holy Spirit was talking to me about the coronavirus. He said it is symbolic of death, and of sin. It is like sin. Sin passes from person to person and nation to nation, and coronavirus does the same.
The Holy Spirit first commented that sin passes from person to person and nation to nation years ago. I wrote a homily called, "Jesus is Alive and Knows Your Name" in which I mentioned it. (JESUS IS ALIVE AND KNOWS YOUR NAME)
He game me an example of it and how it works. Like just about everyone else in the world who can get to a computer or a TV, I have been following the ins and outs of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on society, governments, and the world. I have seen really encouraging stories about Americans helping each other. Some friendly Italian posted a video of an Italian grandmother admonishing people to wash their hands and sneeze into their elbow, "just like she always told them to." Good sense, good will, and encouragement have been apparent so far. Of course there has been rioting, and I'm sure that chaotic behavior will increase as fear increases.
So, the Holy Spirit said that one sin is complaining. (Remember the Biblical story of the snake being lifted up in the wilderness to heal the people? The sicknesses that they were being healed from was a consequence of their complaining.) He said that if people complain, such as online, then this will spread to other people, and indeed, to other nations. But if they are trusting and helpful to one another, that will spread instead.
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