Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Yesterday New Jersey Advance Media journalist Ted Sherman wrote about the coming second wave in New Jersey, a frightening thought to be sure but one we must prepare ourselves for. We are already having signs: increased “outbreaks” in nursing homes, small community hospitals in North Jersey overwhelmed, and Covid clusters among certain groups of people.

We are connected and not just to New York or Connecticut, both of which states have had outbreaks due to all sorts of different reasons. But the main reason is clearly the lack of care, letting our guard down, thinking it’s all over. And then we hear some politicians say, well, some people just gotta’ die to keep the economy afloat.

Those idiotic and selfish politicians cannot be serious. As the health professionals tell us, for God’s sake, put that mask on and don’t behave without concern for others. The only way we are going to survive this winter is by truly caring for each other. 

Prayer for the Day

Searching for community, we come to you, O God, 

     For we often feel lonely and cut off from those we love;

Avoiding the truth that we bury deep within us, 

     And uncertain of our own vulnerability that we fear,

We are as ships loosened from the harbor ropes.

    Breathe new life into us and open our hearts to each other

As manifested by the One we follow, 

        Even Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

Thoughts for the Day

Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.

Benjamin Franklin, scientist, and revolutionary (1706–1790)

A part of kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Mother Teresa (1910–1997)

Let all those who take refuge in you rejoice;

     let them ever sing for joy.

Spread your protection over them,

     so that those who love your name may exult in you.

For you bless the righteous, O Lord;

     you cover them with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 5:11–12