The Thing About: The Virus

Allow me to be serious for a minute or a little more. Over 90,000 people in this country and 317,000 around the world have died from COVID-19. Now is not the time to have strange conspiracy theories or to play the blame game. Energy would best be used in finding a cure for this deadly virus.

This pandemic has already changed the course of history forever and we have to remain focused on preventing people from getting the virus and caring for those who are sick with it. Deaths along with job losses have impacted people more than anything else in recent memory.

Spreading false information is going to get people more people killed. It would be awful to see another spike in cases and deaths. People have to behave, do their parts, and be true neighbors so that everyone will be safe.

Rumor has it that it’s the twenty-first century, let us act like it.

The Future Is Now With The Youth Of Today

Like many in the faith, community worship has been done online in this time of Covid-19. My church’s service this morning which was recorded and streamed on YouTube featured our high school seniors who are graduating and going on to their next chapter in life, college. These seniors talked about their life experiences as it relates to their faith. We also had other kids who read scripture and prayers who will have their own recognitions in the future.

Last night I heard former U.S. President Barack Obama speak and he charged the youth of today to claim their leadership role and to do their best in the process. His speech was not about him but the students who have been through a lot in their lives.

Just think about it. These young people have seen and experienced events like 9/11, natural disasters, war, and now Coronavirus. To have their proms and graduation ceremonies canceled isn’t fair but they have taken it in stride. Through their lives, they have been trained for this moment in time. It is safe to say they will face this challenge with resolve and perhaps it’s preparing even further for the road ahead.

I choose to believe that my higher power (I call him/her God) is with each of us in these days we are in. Maybe those young adults who are graduating can teach us all a thing or two. Perhaps we just need to follow their lead. Being teachable and flexible will make life better for all. The future is in the next minute and its time to realize that our young are going to make things happen.