The current pandemic is not a sporting event. We are either all winners or we are all losers. Unlike anything in our lifetime, we are all in this together, at the same time, on every continent.
I believe COVID-19 is the worldwide wake-up call, that we all needed. That we need to embrace the rule that nobody wins until we all do.
The real heroes of this pandemic are the healthcare workers, the truck drivers, the delivery people, the grocery store workers, garbage collectors, the scientists working on a cure, the journalists keeping us informed, the people who keep our infrastructure of water, sewer, electrical and other power grids operating and our internet working.
The real heroes are those people we took for granted, the people we never cared about or understood the vital role they play, we just assumed they would always be there.
COVID-19 is teaching the world the true meaning of what it means to be an “essential worker.”
An Interconnected World
In a world so interconnected, we’ve never been more dependent on others. The world before COVID-19 rewarded the few with untold riches, while the many lived paycheck-to-paycheck.
It’s time for the world to embrace what all of the world’s great religions have taught.
In the Gospel of Luke, we read that Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross were “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
Jesus understood that nobody wins until we all do.
Stay home, stay safe.