Dr. Mike Obsatz, Professor Emeritus at Macalester College
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Fear of not having enough, of scarcity, or limitation has always fueled our economy. This time is one where we can learn about many of our fears - fear of loss of control, fear of being ill, fear of dying, fear of isolation, fear of not having enough.
This difficult challenge also teaches us about sharing, connecting, and being compassionate toward others. Our next door neighbors have been shopping for groceries for us for the last few weeks. They are younger, and supposedly less susceptible to becoming ill in public places. Their kindness is beautiful. We are spiritually connected like a family.
As spring comes, and flowers start to bloom, and grass turns greener, we see that there is always another opportunity for wonder. It is the season of the resurrection. Something dies, and something is reborn.
Eastertime is about the Crucifixion, the tomb time, and the Resurrection. There are always signs of hope -- one flower, one leaf, one blade of grass -- and one toilet paper roll -- at a time.
Love and blessings,