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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: A Pathway to Divine Fulfillment

The concept of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as outlined in the New Testament, is a profound testament to the intricate and transcendent relationship between humanity and the divine. These gifts are not merely symbolic tokens; they are transformative powers that enable individuals to transcend their ordinary limitations and align themselves with a higher purpose. To truly grasp the magnitude of these gifts, one must delve into their biblical foundations and understand their psychological and spiritual implications. In 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, the Apostle Paul provides a detailed enumeration of these gifts: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish betwee

Covid's collateral damage to ensure that the economy survives

 

 

  “You cannot serve two masters at the same time. You will hate one master and love the other. Or you will be loyal to one and not care about the other. You cannot serve God and Money at the same time.”  The Pharisees were listening to all these things. They criticized Jesus because they all loved money. Jesus said to them, “You make yourselves look good in front of people. But God knows what is really in your hearts. What people think is important is worth nothing to God.

-Luke 16:13-15

 

30 lost lives is 30 lost lives.  It doesn't matter much if it is 30 out of a 100 or out of 300,000.  30 people will no longer be able to hug their loved ones anymore.  For the past days, on average I think, at least 30 people die daily because of our drive to learn to live with the milder Omicron variant of Covid-19.  The Australian government and other first world governments have recently decided that we must not do lockdowns anymore because it is killing businesses specially the small to medium ones.

It is not by any means an easy decision but it just looks grim for now for people who are a little bit more vulnerable than the average.  Like, in schools, kids aren't allowed to bring peanut butter or eggs because of a small number of kids that have allergies.  The majority is willing to sacrifice for the few and I think that is great.

But with the Covid situation, it feels like that we are placing the minority in the line of fire for the good of the most and for the good of business.  I cringe to think that its mostly because of the latter.  I know we can't live like this forever but mate, if even people who are triple vaxxed are among the ones dead in the daily count, for me it looks like that we are going survival-of-the-fittest mode.

And this can backfire real bad. Remember Covid 19 just came out of the blue and bit us in the ass. So did, Covid Delta and so did Covid Omicron.  People are even now talking about Omicron BA2 or something.

 


 


 

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