Coronavirus-2019 shows me the bottom line isn’t financial but spiritual. It shows me the value of faith.
While distancing myself physically from others, I also strive to remain in touch with behaviors that support cleanliness and health. I can spread wisdom rather than disease. And I think wisdom involves respect for one another as mentioned in Romans 12: 4-12.
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
As expressions of the one God, we each have different gifts and together those gifts express purpose, health, and love. It’s not a gift to point fingers and blame. It’s not a gift to pretend to be an arm and tell the leg how to act. It’s not a gift to pretend to be an arm when we’re really a leg.
But we can be our self and respect others, because behaving as one, has throughout history, served humanity better.
While I understand more each day about this virus and how to behave with respect, patience, and zeal in society, I don’t want to forget faith. I don’t want to struggle to understand more and more about this world-problem, since an obsessed mind isn’t mindful.
I can take time to cherish faith, my faith in God, the one Mind, and in divine Science teaching me, as read in 21st Century Science and Health, “Nothing except divine power is capable of doing more for human beings than we do for ourselves.”
I don’t fully understand divine power, but I believe it resounds goodness, not for a few, but for the whole.