If G-d is calling to get our attention, then it is indeed quite impressive. Within the space of a few weeks, the world has changed drastically. Every single person on the planet has had to pause, stop the way they’ve been living their life until now, re-evaluate their priorities and what’s really important, spend more time caring for their loved ones and less time in usual pursuits.
The virus has equally affected those with money, fame and possessions. The only currencies that have any true value are our relationships and our faith. We have learnt that everything we do, even staying home, has a purpose and a meaning, and every individual impacts everyone else.
What’s even more impressive is that the world has been transformed without any miracles. We have come to these realizations on our own, without being forced, with our free choice intact. That is an amazing act of G-d.
Or maybe not. The other option is that there is no G-d, this is just one of those things that happen every now and then. No meaning, no message, no moral lessons to be learnt. Just random stuff.
I’d say the first explanation is way more compelling. G-d, you got our attention. We are all listening now…
Menachem (Mendel) Bluming and Rabbi Moss