"I will create sediment in their waters and rivers and make them flow like oil, the word of The Lord Hashem" (Ezekiel 32:14).
The Gemara that we learn this week (Sanhedrin 98a) says that when the waters are heavy with oil, and the fish can no longer live, then these are the days when Moshiach is imminent.
Our actions will determine whether Moshiach arrives joyfully or whether he arrives in the aftermath of more wars and national disasters.
The BP oil spill is yet another in a series of wake-up calls from The Almighty. It won't help to bury our head in the sand any more, because the sand on the beaches is rapidly being contaminated with tar.
Wake up to emuna, world. Life doesn't have to be disastrous.