The strain of current events flows around us like the force of rushing waters from a brutal storm. With it, we have the opportunity to stand firm and be still in the chaos. To remember that while we look or feel alone, we have each other.
Where politicians argue and act in divisive self-interest, we can come together bonded by humanity.
Where media spread the message of worry and fear, we can offer each other stories of hope and inspiration.
Where the world around us closes its doors amid social distancing, we can continue to open virtual communities to support each other.
Where some of those around us empty shelves building their empire of toilet paper, we can sit together at the table of connectivity wiping away feelings of isolation.
This, like all storms, will pass. When it does and the waters recede, we’ll assess the damage. We’ll also be able to assess what we’ve learned. Maybe that will be strength gained from standing up to the chaotic waters. Maybe it will be the wisdom gained from exercising our muscles of community and connectivity.
Let us stand together looking beyond the storm and be like the stars guiding the way through the darkness.
Great perspective and ideas! Thanks Joe!
Good word… Read Psalms 46 !!!!
he Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
By the way, thanks so much for your comforting words.