This world does not improve. The latest horror to be reported is a plague of biblical proportions in Australia of mice. So many that they are everywhere, in farms and stores, in houses and cars. It’s all a combination of the benevolent weather last winter and spring. A single pair of mice can have over 500 offspring in a single year, hence the apparent suddenness of all this. One house fire and human fatality has been reported, thanks to mice chewing through an electric cable in the loft space.
And mice are not good news for human beings in other ways. Their wee, if you’ll pardon the subject, is laden with pathogens, bacteria and viruses which can bring on serious illness among our young and old. Wiles disease is usually associated with rats, but mice can also spread this most debilitating disease.
And mice were unknown in Australia until infested ships docked and released their cargo, including rats and mice. So we might conclude that this plague and its consequence illnesses are man-
And that seems so often to be the case. According to some, our present distress with Covid-
I haven’t had a holiday (at home or abroad) for over 20 years, and have no desire to start one now, especially when it seems that mass gatherings on beaches or elsewhere seem to cause or permit the free spread of the virus. The Biblical principle is to quarantine which by its very definition means 40 days of isolation. And even then the enforced lock-
I have at this point in the best Parliamentary practice, to declare an interest. When I visited Brazil on business many years ago now, because we were going to visit inland, I was given the pestis-
And whatever you look at, at illness, human behaviour, government and societal trends, the closer mankind sticks to the practices outlined in the Bible the better off at dealing with them he seems. Even churches which have loosened their ideals regarding behaviour, to reflect society or current trends, often suffer un-
We need the wisdom imparted by the Holy Spirit to be able to make changes but to remain loyal, faithful and committed in our membership of this fellowship.