The Bible is more than mere words… it’s a message. And right now as a pastor I’m crushed by people in my own congregation that are thinking in terms of themselves in this pandemic.
Thinking of mostly ourselves is nothing new of course. It’s just been heightened under these conditions.
I grieve when I hear comments like “I’m not sick, so this shut down should stop”.
The thing is, we don’t know the right thing to do right now, and the odds of us falling into the right thing as a society are remote. This unknowing is the biggest issue we face right now – there is just so little data, and the virus is spreading faster than we are figuring it out. But patience isn’t really our best thing in this world right now.
So my dear fellow Christians. Let me just quote a little more literally, let’s “love the Lord our God, with all our heart, our soul, our strength, our mind…” and oh, let us do our very best, living with the Spirit of God to “love our neighbor as ourself.”