Covid 19 confinement: a scramble for the positives…

donald mclachlan
ILLUMINATION
Published in
6 min readJul 6, 2020

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It is written, “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by Prayer and Fasting.”

Covid19 has clearly depleted our world of lives gone too soon. A heartbreaking pestilence that pursued its victims with a vengeance as a wild beast running rampant in the fold of little lambs. A staggering number of lives lost and a dishevelment of the societal order has given way to a time that will live in infamy. Presenting and thus compounding this most awful experience on our media screens, is a term we are all too familiar called, “ Breaking News.” This term usually precedes a litany of criminal behavior along with negative, dark, and disturbing elements of this social order that many have considered ‘normal’, after heavy digestion of it over the years. It is an opinion that the continual flow of darkness perpetrated by this entity we call ‘the news’ bankrupts our ‘sensitivity meter’ towards the dark side of “the order”, thus causing a seemingly light withdrawal of empathy or stance for justice to assist the bloodshed victims lawlessly taken. In broad daylight, we drink and partake of this intoxicating liquid of doom, as if its report will bring us that mixture of breath and life our poor souls yearn for as…

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