April 8, 2020

Second Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers

George Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended beyond his death in 1950.  He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as “Pygmalion” (1912) which became the inspiration for “My Fair Lady.”  In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He wrote, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.”  How has this pandemic taught unbelievers and believers, to be more human?

According to the CDC, there are 1,820 abortions a day in our country.  In the words of George Bernard Shaw, an unbeliever, have we grown indifferent, unsympathetic or apathetic to this loss of human life?   How can we panic over the loss of human life to an invisible plague, when this very visible plague is in our midst?