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Covid-19. Protect One Another, As Another Has Protected Us

There are 18 million veterans in our great nation. Many of which are elderly. Think about that for one moment. At some point in their lives, they left their family. Their friends. Their children. They left their entire life to protect ours. They left everything behind for us. Yet here we are in the midst of this horrible pandemic that affects the elderly in an awful, and in some cases, a deadly way and we are not protecting them the way they have protected us.


This is a war. But the enemy can not be seen. It can not be found and destroyed. But we have been given the information to control the spread and protect these men and women that have protected us in the past yet we are choosing not to. We are selfish. We have been told to remain in our homes unless an emergency. To stay away from crowds greater than ten. To avoid public places altogether. Yet many are still gathering, going to public parks, and parading about as nothing has changed.


If not for our veterans then for your grandparents or parents. They raised us, fed us, and loved us. They took us to after school activities and made late-night store runs when we told them about a school project last minute. Their entire world revolved around us. They made sacrifices for us every day. Why would we not want to do the same for them?


Maybe this pandemic god has sent upon us is to remind us what truly matters. We do not need clubs and bars or expensive trips and cruises but just love for one another. We have all become so entitled and selfish. Maybe the reason for God's actions is to change the way we treat one another and to change how we often take what we have for granted and to restore the love we have for our fellow man.


"Dear Friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another... There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." -1 John 4:11, 18


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