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.