March 26

We live in a day and time of unchartered territory. If we realize nothing else in this “Coronavirus scare” we should realize this: What a weak and frail society we are in a sense of panic. No doubt we should take precautionary practices to prohibit the Coronavirus, or any virus for that matter, from spreading, but may we please use our heads about all of this. This has revealed, if nothing else, that we have a lot of work to do as a society in which to be able to think with our minds and less with our feelings when real life happens. We are all under a death sentence every day. If I think about how many times I could face death within the day I would never leave the house, and even there death could find me. We have faced much greater crises in the past, yet, somehow this one has turned the world upside down. Use common sense! Take precaution! But we must take courage that we are not alone! Ultimately God’s got this! Is your panic or anxiety going to cure the corona virus or anything else for that matter? No! If we don’t face this with faith and courage then underlying ramifications as a result to caving to fear may result a far worse dilemma on our society than that of a virus. If a true enemy wanted to paralyze our country I fear they have found the way and know our reactions as a result. We have truly telegraphed our way of existence these last few weeks, and how weak minded we have become. How in only 70 years did we go from the Greatest Generation to ever live standing up to tyrants like Hitler to now becoming scared as rabbits who are toilet paper snatchers? The mind boggles! Take precautions according to the officials and in the meanwhile be grateful for life, loving one another every chance you get (some six foot apartJ) and helping each other who are less fortunate and are facing financial woes. In short, think beyond yourself, truly be a neighbor, and realize we are in this together and by the grace of God we will get through this time quickly. Keep the faith!

Philippians 2:14-15

Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.

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