Contagion: Not Another covid Story

Contagion—the communication of a disease by passing viruses or germs from one to another.

Sometimes the “bugs” spread easily. Sometimes not so much. One can “catch” a cold every winter—maybe more than once. The symptoms are annoying, but seldom life threatening.

It is possible to get the flu every winter, also. But we have vaccinations to reduce the number of infections. Flu is quite life threatening if the victim also has other problems—obesity, sedentary lifestyle, existing illnesses.

Our current illness spreads even easier and faster. It’s effects are stronger. It lasts a little longer.

Ideas spread and movements grow through the same process.

A group of people around Jerusalem 2,000 years ago experienced a resurrected Jesus. They were infected. The “sneezed”, so to speak, and the movement rapidly spread. In just 40 years without any modern communication or transportation, the word had travelled throughout the Roman Empire.

So, I wondered what we are spreading.

  • Peace
  • Love
  • Joy
  • Wisdom
  • Patience
  • Service

Or

  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Untruths
  • Ignorance
  • Frustration
  • Concern only for ourselves

Choose wisely.

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