I purchased a motorcycle accessory from a stranger via Gumtree on the weekend and the seller told me how he has just sold his house because he has been told that he will no longer have employment at the end of December due to the WA government’s mandated vaccine and employment restrictions. He said that his wife is unable to work due to her health issues and he will not be able to pay the mortgage without his current employment. He has concerns about the safety of the vaccines and has chosen to not be jabbed.
I spoke to another Christian last week who is the principal of an Australian school and he won’t take the jab and so has no employment for next year. There are doctors and nurses who have lost jobs because despite putting their lives on the line to help covid patients for the last 18-months without a vaccine, they are now being medically blackmailed and forced out of their jobs. You don’t have to agree with their decision to not be vaccinated, but you should be able to recognise that the government is overstepping the freedoms of Australians.
As we head towards the end of 2021 and into a new year, many Christians and non-Christians alike, are facing an uncertain future. Australian businesses have been severely impacted by the Covid downturn and by many government regulations that have locked them down, closed them down, or forced them out of careers and businesses.
The government is making it illegal to employ workers who value their medical freedom and their right to say no to a vaccine that they have doubts about. Whether our belief or conviction is that the riskier health option is to be vaccinated or unvaccinated, the government should not be allowed to stop hard-working Australians from earning a living and providing for their families.
As with many hardships in history, there are often incredible stories of the entrepreneurial, fighting human spirit and of God’s provision leading to great things in the midst and wake of trouble and persecution. What incredible and creative new industries and businesses will be born out of these times?
Both the vaccinated and unvaccinated are contagious if they contract covid, so if you believe the vaccine to be effective and safe, take it with a clear conscience. If you believe it to be unsafe or ineffective and prefer to rely on treatments that you believe to be more effective and safe, then do that with a clear conscience.
Let’s pray that out of this time, Australians will adapt and unite to support one another and that new industries, businesses, opportunities, platforms and apps will be birthed to provide many much-needed products and services, regardless of their medical status or beliefs.
What product, service or solution could you provide online? What is your expertise and your area of influence? What do you have boundless energy for? Could you team up with others to make something really special?
Michael Graham is an Australian who was among the first Westerners to seriously submit himself to the spirituality of India’s most respected gurus. His 28 years of disciplined – and dramatic – practice of Eastern (New Age) religion led Michael to a surprising conclusion.