Being an extreme introvert, it’s not hard for me to stay home for long periods of time. I was a champion at social distancing before it was a thing! I rarely go to stores, with most of my shopping being done on-line. Shifting to working virtually fits me well.
What are we willing to do to keep other people safe? This thought has been going through my mind this week. If we see someone in danger, are we willing to take heroic actions to protect them? If someone is drowning, are we the one who would jump into the water to pull them out? If a truck is roaring toward an elderly person, would we jump into action to push them out of the path of the truck? As Christians, and as the United Methodist Church, what are we willing to do as we face the Covid-19 pandemic?
How are we going to respond to the Covid-19 virus? It seems to me we can respond out of fear, indifference, or love. What do I mean by this?
Rev. Mark Conrad
District Superintendent-South District
Phoenix, AZ 85014
P.O. Box 32830
Phoenix, AZ 85064