For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God. Turn, then, and live.” vs. 32Ezekiel 18:25-32
Bad things had been happening to the people of Israel and many of them had concluded that all of this was the Lord’s fault and that the Lord could not be trusted. Ezekiel reminded them that all the bad stuff that had happened in the life of the Israelites was their own fault. If they wanted a better future for their nation, all they had to do was clean up their act. He sums it up by saying, “Turn, then, and live!” Those same words could be applied to many nations in our times too. All over the world we see countries struggling with the same issues: rising temperatures, unceasing wars, massive numbers of refugees, natural disasters of every kind, and some would say God has really messed up. Really! The truth is that the world faces impending disaster because of our own malfeasance. We live in a finely tuned beautiful creation, one that is highly sensitive to the changes wrought by humanity. If collectively we really do want a better future, the solution is the same as the one suggested by Ezekiel, “Turn, then, and live!” Things can improve! It all depends upon how much we want it, and how much we can change the way we’ve been operating. Unless we do, the years ahead will be pretty much like the ones we’ve been enduring!
Thought for the Day: What are the prospects of humanity changing?