we can do this!

We’ve been asked to curtail our usual comings and goings.
We’ve had to close our schools and universities.
We’ve canceled our church and worship services.
We’ve canceled our beloved sporting events.
We’ve canceled all international travel.
We’ve been told to avoid any sort of “gathering” together…
We’ve emptied the shelves of our grocery stores.
Weddings, parties, reunions have all been either canceled or rescheduled.

Unfortunately, it seems that there are many folks who are taking all
of this an open excuse to have parties or hit the bars.

The whole idea behind the sacrifices is to curtail the number of new cases of Covid19.

This is accomplished by limiting our exposure to one another.

This means we need to practice our best hygiene skills by washing our hands
and using disinfectant when needed.
This means we limit our time out and about.

It isn’t what we’re used to.
It isn’t what we really enjoy doing.
But it is a sacrifice of us as individuals that we are making for the whole.

The sacrifices we are making pale in comparison to the sacrifices made
by those generations who have gone before us.

They willingly gave up their wealth, their wellbeing, their comforts, their lives
not merely for themselves or their own generation or their own time…
they did it for us…
And we, in turn, are doing this for ourselves, but more importantly, we are doing
all of this for those who will be…

We can do this.

I appeal to you, therefore, brothers,
by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2

11 comments on “we can do this!

  1. hatrack4 says:

    A few differences in my perspective on your closings. In Ohio next door, they are considering closing all bars, so that’s out too. In the realm of NOT closings, we had church services yesterday, but combining the first two services, there was less than 100 attendees (usually closer to 400) – kind of a “why bother?” So, maybe our church will close next weekend.

    • My observation came from Atlanta— still partying — and one reason as to why Italy shuttered the entire country— those in the isolated north began fleeing southward and then all the young were still congregating en masse at local watering holes— good to close the bars

      • hatrack4 says:

        But alas, once closed, 99% of social life in this area is shut down. Great way to isolate folks, but no one seems to have any other social skills.

      • It is amazing how being shuttered in for the younger generations is short of a death sentence— yet sadly that is a real alternative for some and that’s what we all need to understand

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  3. Salvageable says:

    My daughters are convinced that closing everything is an overreaction. It happens that they are Irish dancers, and this is usually the busiest time of year for them. But dance classes are canceled, the St. Patrick’s Day parade was canceled, and most of their other performances are canceled. The restaurant where they work is only doing drive-through and catering orders; the dining room is closed to customers. (After they spent hours last week setting up and practicing a thorough sanitizing procedure for the same dining room.) I think they are finally beginning to see that this is a real problem, not an overreaction. J.

    • It is so frustrating on all sorts of levels— I think our younger generations may begin to understand the meaning of the word- resolved— as we are resolved to do our duty as health conscious Americans 😬if it kills us— which it might …as might the alternative — not even through day one…..😶

  4. Dawn Marie says:

    LOVE this Julie! Indeed, our sacrifice is small in comparison to those who have sacrificed at a great cost. I’d like to repost or link this lovely post with your permission. ❤️

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow good post I was just thinking of the same thing that previous generation’s sacrifice was even more than what we are putting up with now. Good post.

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