Philippians 2: 3-5
Can you see we are at war with the adversary tiny? The “unseen enemy” is upon us. Watch our flanks. No, the enemy is directly ahead. It’s within our ranks, one of us has succumbed. What are we to do now. Don’t let down your guard.
CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!! (Thank you, Professor Moody.)
But, maybe, the true fight is inside ourselves.
To be at peace with myself and God.
“It’s about minuscule viruses changing my own cells to become replicators . . .” Yeah, it is partly that — but what I mean is to have self-control over my objectives, desires, impulses; the wherewithal to examine what is happening, within and without, in order to choose the best path forward.
The best path
The “best path”
The “best” path
The best “path”
The best path?
To figure out the best
Will lay before me a path
“Best” usually has an association with “most dollars earned to time on the job ratio”. Yet many pursue a calling, or donate time, or hone a skill that does not net the highest pay. Raising a family takes time, which interferes with working more hours for more pay, and is an expense to boot. But where is the human race without it?
What about someone else deciding your path. A government says to stay at home. I want to work. It is financially advantageous to work.
What happens when I contract the virus? What about spreading the virus before realizing I was exposed? What if: I do not survive? My spouse does not survive? Our kids sicken and die? Or my parents, grandparents, friends, co-workers?
If I am ready to go back to work — to risk — and cause another death, should I forfeit my freedom to live the rest of my life, spend it sitting in a cell because I wanted money and this cut short the freedom of someone else?
What about considering others as more important than yourself (Philippians 2: 3-5).
See to other peoples’ enjoyment.
Still, I am praying for Covid 19 to flatline.
I know some jobs are necessary. For the dedication of the people who are driving forth with the work give our respect and honor. Deeds will be done. Some will stay back from the front lines to keep daily lives — meals, nurture of the young and old — going. Some will probe the depths in the labs of virology to find a vaccine or cure. Some, in giving care to the sickened may themselves sicken and expire due to exposure to this illness, the “unseen enemy”. God is aware of all this and is busy in our midst. Be praying for the needs you carry as a burden. And serve as God has called.