Today, at Bible study, of COURSE Coronavirus came up! But, I am happy to report that the conversation did not center around fear or panic at all! Instead, the focus was on the great opportunity we have to dispel darkness with light, to counteract fear with peace, and respond to a save-yourself attitude with an offer to help.
What an opportunity to give our neighbor a package of Charmin, allow the stranger behind us in the long line at the register to go in front of us, and to pick up the last Clorox wipes on the store shelf only to then hand them to the person who looks upset and frightened. And, even if we are confronted with anger or rudeness, we can respond with kindness and understanding. We have the most awesome opportunity to be pandemically contagious with love, peace, and selflessness. I was so impressed with our little study group!
May we go forth and recklessly expose everyone we encounter to the love with which we have previously been graciously infected!
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27