Bringing meaning out of suffering is the saving work of God. — Ross Douthat.
The above is one of my parachutes of Hope. My sister has worked as a nurse all her life. For over thirty years she has been the trauma coordinator for UAMS. The last time we talked I told her, “Please be careful.” She said, “Don’t worry about me. This is what I do.” My family considers her an hero, she would say, “It’s just what I do.” I suspect that 99.9% of the health care professionals who are fighting the pandemic would say, “It’s just what I do.” In other words, “the saving work of God” is just what they do.
This parachute from a New York Times writer, should give us all pause during “The Great Pause” to ask ourselves, “How can I bring meaning out of this pandemic.” Can I help my children and grandchildren understand that this time is not only a wake up call on how to be prepared for a pandemic. It’s a wake up call on how we treat our friends and neighbors, and a call to action to how we each live our lives.
Please God, help us all not only stay healthy but use this crisis for the betterment of all.
Those on the front lines in this battle are heros!
I certainly agree. All my best. W.