One Day

One Day

April 08, 2020

As we enter what is being reported, in the US, as the toughest period of the COVID-19 pandemic we will all be asked to do our part to stem the spread of the virus and to take care of everyone and anyone we can. A phone call, a delivery of food, whatever we can do…we should. And it is at this moment when churches are closed for the normal spring holy days and all normal community activities are put on hold that we realize that one day we might be asked; what was it like during the outbreak? How did you handle it? What did you do? We will each have our versions of the story, sad, scary, difficult, crazy, disruptive and so on. But, before we get our chance to tell the story let’s make sure we write it, now, as best we can.  Let’s be responsible and thoughtful and help the story to be written as we would want to tell it. It will not be perfect, far from it, but we can make a difference and that is what we should do. Here’s to that day when enough time has passed that talking about the story will sort of make sense. Till then, shelter in place, let’s keep our distance, and most of all let’s treat each other with love, care, and respect.