Good Morning, God!
I was reading about how the author of this book will be speaking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. WOW! I’d really like to go. But, maybe I will just read the book he wrote: Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World.
There have been a fair number of books talking about this topic in recent years — but we cannot repeat the message too often! WE NEED TO CARE FOR OUR MICROBIAL WORLD! I’m still staggered by the factoid that each of us has 10 trillion human cells and 100 trillion non-human cells. That is some ratio. I think of them as Guest Workers, long time immigrants like mitochondria, fungi, viruses, bacteria etc. Really, God! We are just beginning to get to know them and what they do to keep us healthy.
This is a dramatic change in perspective for us Western Cleaners. The phrase the Cleanliness is next to Godliness was believed! Still, in my childhood I played in a sand box . . . as did my grandsons. Hands were to be washed before eating . . . but not with portable hand sanitizers.
And just for a minute I will reflect on how our Food Industryʻs zeal to product cheap (profitable) food has resulted in creatures being raised so that they require antibiotics — in effect raising ever more resistant bacteria along with the animals. Sigh.
It occurs to me God that fighting something makes it stronger. Peaceful co-existance anyone?