Restrictions and safety measures are not tyrannical, it’s doing what’s best for the community. Keeping a virus from spreading benefits everyone in the long term. Those who are complaining need to chill out and think about their friends and neighbors. Elected officials are charged with keeping the public safe and to make difficult decisions even when it might cause an inconvenience to some.
The global crisis we face is one based upon science, technology, medicine and yep a little bit of faith. Investing in all of those things is what is going to bring about a treatment for the Coronavirus. For those who are wondering when this will be over, I don’t know No one knows. We have to ride this thing out for as long as it takes. Worrying about the economy is worrying about the wrong thing. Everyone is going to take a hit of some sort. Life will be unpleasant at times. People will die, people will survive. The chase for instant gratification is a fool’s errand. It’s going to be a rough ride.
During the virus crisis it’s important to support local businesses. Today I ordered Chinese food (my favorite sesame chicken) for lunch from Hunan Wok through Uber Eats. Local places need the support in a big way now.
So many establishments are having to modify the way they operate and serve customers that it’s having a impact on their bottom line. Support local and you can’t go wrong.
Social distancing is something that is smart in the crisis of Coronavirus/Covid-19. This morning my church decided not to gather in person but offered morning prayer online via YouTube as a way to keep our community connected during this season of Lent. Many houses of worship do this on a regular basis but for my church, this was something new and different. Typically we have music and communion that goes along with our mass but it was OK to forego those elements for a time.
Hopefully, we will be back together sometime during Holy Week and other things will return to normal as possible.
In the light of all the Coronavirus and COVID19 stuff, staying home is not a bad idea. Be safe if you are going out to do stuff today. Be well, my friends.
Be kind to one another and have patience as we go through this time of the global health crisis. We have a lot of people who will need much love and healing through all this. Don’t panic (much) but keep a level head. Now is the time to be practical and thoughtful. We have been through trials like Coronavirus/COVID19 before. Let’s hope for healing in so many ways very soon.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.