The Pandemic of Fear Greed and Power
The Pandemic of Fear. This photo was taken in July 2019 as I had the amazing opportunity to visit Machu Picchu in my beautiful Peru. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the world and the most impressive archaeological ruin in South America. With an altitude of 7,900+ feet above sea level, it really takes some effort to get there. Peru holds so many amazing sacred places but this one is breathtaking. Machu Picchu in the Quechua Indian language means “Old Peak” or “Old Mountain” and it is the most visited tourist destination in Peru.
Today, while this archaeological destination is highly treasured by modern culture, I can’t overlook to reflect how history continues to repeat itself. The arrival of Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro in 1532 forever altered the Inca empire. History has taught us how humans driven by fear, greed, and power ruined this beautiful and awe-inspiring ancient city. This sacred culture when invaded by the Spaniards killed and inflicted pain on natives shifting their lives and culture forever.
I can’t help to wonder if our current situation is the same. It is my humble opinion that this Covid19 pandemic is less about a virus and more about fear-induced tactics to control and persuade an agenda. History has shown how humanity has thrived and overcome but as we evolve things will never be the same. Although things today don’t look like Inca times, the motives behind ambitious men have not changed. I suppose the fight between good and evil has always been the same, light and darkness, sin, and righteousness. The Incas may have not known Christ Jesus, but they did follow biblical principles of honor, respect, love, and submission to their gods.
As we continue to process this pandemic, I hope we learn from our past mistakes and come back with an attitude of gratitude for all God has blessed us with and take nothing for granted. The air we breathe, the healing nature we live in, and the people He has entrusted us with. We are wired to survive, it is in our nature, and as overcomers, I encourage you to have hope and faith that we will end this race strong.
This pandemic shall pass, but we will not be the same. The scars left behind will be imprinted for generations to come. Shaping our children’s souls by what they are witnessing today which in turn they will one day share with future generations. We may not have a political impact but we do have an impact on our children and those around us. Speak truth love and life to those you love and even those you are challenged with. We will overcome!
“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr.