03-31-2020 - COVID-19: In Our Time of Crisis, Show Consideration for Others
In Our Time of Crisis, Show Consideration for Others
Right now, life is not normal. Our problem isn't just going to go away. Our lockdown is being extended until the end of April. It is needed. We need to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you get it, you may not get sick and die, but the point is that you can carry a sickness and spread it to others who aren’t going to be as capable as you are of fighting it off like it’s nothing.
Right now, what you need to be doing is thinking about other people, and what you can do to help them. Because life is not all about you. The Covid-19 virus is very serious, and even deadly, to some people. And the people who are susceptible to its effects need for you and me to sacrifice just a little bit of our own comfort in an effort to try and keep them safe.
That’s how life is supposed to work. We look out for each other. When you need help, I help you. When I need help, you help me. The end.
Show a little consideration for others. You don’t know what their situation is. And honestly, their situation doesn’t matter. Treat everyone else the way that you would want to be treated. Behave the way that you would want others to behave if you fell into the “at risk” category of people.
It really is that simple. I know it’s not pleasant when your routine is interrupted and your plans are sidetracked. But that’s LIFE. That’s called being an adult. Let's all act like adults. It's common sense.
Philippians 4:8, KJV: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any praise, think on these things."
It’s a nasty looking world right now. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still good things abounding, things that we should be grateful for. Maybe you’re just grateful that the cup of coffee you had this morning tasted amazing. And, maybe you're just grateful for the smile your grandchild just gave you. There are lots of things to be grateful for.
Just be grateful. Show some gratitude for the blessings which God has bestowed upon your life. Do that for yourself today. I promise, you will feel better. ♥