Conversation That Leads To Action

It is springtime in Charlotte today, although the temperature is still very cold, to say the least. At least the sun is shining, and I suspect within a few days flowers will emerge and trees will blossom. This spring is different than any I can remember because of the good news about vaccinations and the reduction of COVID cases and deaths. In a way we are all emerging from a year of hibernation.

There has been lots of news about what the government is doing to reduce the financial impact of this most difficult time, but the emotional and psychological impact of last year needs a boatload of human love, care, and concern. Everywhere we turn we see and hear of trauma inflicted on families way beyond the loss of lives. Our children have learned fear through heartbreaking events and for many, hunger has become reality, families were separated, mourning and grieving has been done alone, and we have even been denied the comfort of attending church.

As we practice our Lenten discipline, we need to pay attention to our families and neighbors more than ever. Each of us has a mission that begins with conversation that leads to action.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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