The cutting down on oil and gas from Russia may spur a quicker movement to electronic vehicles and thus assist to set back climate change by other means as well.
The food crisis that is coming may also perhaps assist countries to cut back on eating meat and thus assist climate change.
It reinforces the need to deal with Evil both personal and societal.
It may wake the Russian people to depose their current despot.
·It has put democracy on display.
It has put Evil and our capacity for evil on display for all to see and to respond to.
It has put courage and generosity on display not only by Ukrainians but by many generously offering to assist the exiled Ukrainians and those others willing to sacrifice to pay more for gasoline and food (72% of Americans said they would pay more for gasoline to assist the Ukrainians).
It may awaken people worldwide to the grave dangers of feeding the toxic masculine (Putin, for example) and moving on to the healthy masculine in league with the sacred feminine (including wisdom and caring for Mother Earth and compassion).
It may awaken some far right wing Republicans to cease and desist their honoring of despots.
It reminds us that Truth matters. And Justice matters. And Peace matter.
It may so disgust us to see War so up close and personal that we move from war with each other to act collectively as a species to combat climate change and our own extinction.
It instructs the young that there are more important things in life than going shopping and acquiring the latest gadgets.
It may inspire the many giant corporations that currently pay no taxes to pay their fair share.
It may inspire congress to see to it that all corporations pay taxes.
See Matthew Fox, Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth.
See also Matthew Fox, Original Blessing: A Primer on Creation Spirituality
To read a transcript of Matthew Fox’s video teaching, click HERE.
Banner Image: The sunflower is a common image used in anti-war, particularly anti-nuke, media given it’s resilient nature. The sunflower is also the official national flower of Ukraine. Originally posted to Flickr by Niobe Flux.
Queries for Contemplation
Which of these “silver linings” most speak to you?
Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth
Fox’s spirituality weds the healing and liberation found in North American Creation Spirituality and in South American Liberation Theology. Creation Spirituality challenges readers of every religious and political persuasion to unite in a new vision through which we learn to honor the earth and the people who inhabit it as the gift of a good and just Creator.
“A watershed theological work that offers a common ground for religious seekers and activists of all stripes.” — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice.