Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cockroach - balance

Among the fearsome and unsightly creatures we sometimes meet are the common cockroaches (cucaracha in Spanish).  Since they look so nocturnal and ugly, we just feel inclined to strike them down, also aware of their befouling effects on food, stored items, or surroundings they can encroach upon. But surely as for all created beings, they do have a purpose for their existence.  After all God created some balance in the world as there are different types composing the total panorama of the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful.  We just have to learn to accept things as they are, after all in totality there is so much beauty and excellence in God’s created world.

Even cockroaches have some good purpose for which God created them.  An old Spanish song “La Cucaracha” had aptly or amusingly described the creature’s awkward movement, turning it into a danceable tune.  Precisely there is beauty because there is variety.  If all humans, for example, were equally beautiful, whom should we consider beautiful.  There is balance among all God’s creatures even if we categorize some as the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful.

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