What is it that you hope for in the year 2021? What are we hoping for? 2020 was a rough year. Covid-19, racial tension, political fighting, protests, Karens, and a seemingly divided United States between the blue people and the red people.
To be honest, I have no idea what I really want to see in 2021. I want to see a better world that’s for sure. I mean, I know that sound very much like Miss. America answer, but that is generally true. I feel like 2020 was a year that was defined by FEAR. Fear of the “other.” Fear of the virus. Fear of whatever. Actually I don’t necessarily wish for a better world, but I really wish we can hit the reset button or maybe even better have the ability to go back in time.
Now just recently I finally watched The Avengers: End Game. I know it took me forever to finally watch it, and also I avoided any spoilers at that time. Listen, I got kids, it ain’t like I’m going to the movie theaters anymore. Nor am I able to watch what I want to watch on TV, Netflix, or YouTube. But the movie was an interesting concept of going back in time in stopping the evil Thanos all together. The Avengers would go back and get all the infinite stones before Thanos does, come back in their time and undue what Thanos done, which instead of wiping out 50% of the population, the avengers would restore and bring back to life the 50% of people. Not a bad idea. I wish I could just do that, go back in time, and find a better way in stopping this virus from ever happening.
But obviously in the real world there is no such thing as infinite stones or a gauntlet of power, or even a time machine. We have to deal with what happened in 2020 and somehow make 2021 a better year. I wish I knew how to make 2021 a better year than 2020, but I don’t. Maybe I will try to do my best to not be living in fear. That doesn’t mean I am going to be reckless, especially with this COVID-19 stuff going on… still… but it just means I must feel confidence with the measures that I am taking to make sure this thing doesn’t affect the people I love and care about, and at the same time be comfortable in my life and what I do.
I hope that I can be more up-beat and cheerful, regardless of the doom and gloom that is out there. I hope that I can be a person that can make encouraging changes that make my corner of the world feel a little more happy. Ehh… that all sound too much like a Miss. America contestant answer. Maybe I should start looking for infinite stone and make a gauntlet, snap my fingers and go back and stop this virus from ever happening. I better get working on that.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).