A Faith Based Approach to Coronavirus

As John Oliver pointed out, there needs to be a balance between gargling with bleach and licking subway handrails. There is no need to panic, especially if you know you are ultimately in the hands of a loving God. On the other hand, it is foolish to downplay Covid-19 as if it were just another common cold. 

What should an apprentice of Jesus do?

  1. Pray, trust God, stay focused on Jesus.
  2. Wash your hands very frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Use sanitizer if no water is available. (You can make your own – 60% isopropyl alcohol mixed with aloe.)
  4. Try to stop touching your face.
  5. If you’re sick: (a) see a physician (b) stay home from work/school if you can afford to.
  6. 6. Stop shaking hands with people.
  7. Stay out of crowds as much as possible. 
  8. Check in with the CDC and WHO for accurate information.

What should a follower of Christ NOTdo?

  1. Listen to the uniformed half-truths, speculations, and lies of politicians.
  2. Watch/listen to televangelists.
  3. Watch/listen to “news” that is propaganda. 
  4. Be a racist/xenophobe who is afraid of Asians.
  5. Hoard masks and supplies other people need more than you do.
  6. Believe what you read/see/hear on the internet without checking it out.
  7. Fall for scams like drinking silver.
  8. Care more about the stock market than fellow human beings. 

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

Posted on March 7, 2020, in Christianity, Kingdom Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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