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Though I wonder what I might be writing about on March 15th, 2021, there seems to be little else on peoples mind right now than the global spread of coronavirus/covid-19. Like many, I initially thought the talk of precautions, quarantines and physical distancing were all huge over-reactions. I watched as stores were picked clean like buzzards on a carcass and wondered what was wrong with people.
However, as I have carefully done my research on this issue, I have jumped fully on-board with the ideas and practices that will help reduce the spread of this new threat. This in turn allow our health care providers to be better able to treat those most adversely affected by it.
Having said this, please know, Faithful Reader, that I am not advocating sticking our head in the sand in hopes it all goes away quickly. Truthfully, I have no idea when things will return to the ‘normal’ I know and am comfortable in.
What I propose, and admittedly I should have been doing these things long before corona came along, is to seize every opportunity to be of help to those around us. But try as I might, there is no way I can personally help everyone that I would like to. Knowing this limitation, here is what I’m doing and I strongly encourage you to consider doing something similar: As I look out the front window of our little house, I see 3 homes across the street that are each inhabited by widows, all in excess of 70 years of age. My plan, as soon as I publish this, is to walk across the street to each of these three in order to ask if they need anything. Can I go to the store for you? Maybe I have something on hand that you need? Or maybe they will allow to simply pray with them. I’ll make sure I leave my number with them should they need me later.
You get the idea. Let’s take the opportunity circumstances have thrust upon us and literally be the hands and feet of Jesus in our own world. I will take all the appropriate precautions when doing this, for their protection, mine and anyone else I may come in contact with. But I will do it.
Please consider this for yourself. We have been given the chance to step up as a people. Let’s take advantage of the opportunity!
Blessings to you all,