As tempting as it might be, none of us can ignore this novel coronavirus any longer. Schools are closed all around us — our county has more than half of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 cases. But here’s the thing —
Taking COVID-19 precautions is a simple way we can actively love our neighbor.
Writer Lore Wilbert reminds us, “It is not panicking to practice social distancing, avoid crowds, wash your hands more frequently and for longer. Even if you fall in the not-at-risk-of-dying category, over 20 million Americans ARE at risk of dying because their immune systems are weaker. We should love our neighbors by showing restraint and care in our own normal schedules.
The world will keep spinning if you opt out of the conference, stay home from church or other large gatherings for a few weeks…
It’s a sacrifice, but it’s not panicking.”