The vulnerabilities of illness do not define the person, but require that they receive extra care.
When your mask limits your ability to communicate clearly, perhaps you could let that moment remind you of the countless souls whose voices are never heard.
Science fiction provides us insight into how Muslim societies perceive themselves – and they see possibilities for the future.
I kept waking up at night with the image of field hospitals in my head and thinking, “We’re going to have to build field hospitals.” My only experience with field hospitals was watching M*A*S*H* and seeing news reports from other countries in crisis.
“Caring for the least of these” is still the kind of neighbor love that is called for, but what does that look like during a pandemic?
The truth is one day we will all die. COVID-19 is forcing us to ask how we will choose to live.
One way, at least, that I’ve experienced heaven in this last week or two has been to realize that there’s so much to worry about that I can’t afford to engage in that process much at all.. And so about a week ago, I just simply said “You know what? There’s way too much to worry about, therefore I’m just not going to worry.”
The difficulty of judging our need for physical distance can turn into something much worse: moral distance.
I am going to be thankful as I face this epidemic, and prudent, and prayerful (for those who’ve lost loved ones and are struggling to catch their next breath).