The Narrow Path

The phrase “The cure is worse than the disease.” seems to be having a bit of a moment.

I am pretty sure that many of those who have suffered from this particular horrible disease, might say they would have vastly preferred a little social distancing, to a dose of coronavirus.

People who have minimised my own experience helped keep me trapped in a toxic relationship for decades. Those minimising the current pandemic situation, will likely cost lives. – particularly the lives of medical staff, who have seemed to pay a very high price around the world

Here in Australia, we have to date managed to avoid the worst of the horrors being experienced in Europe and the USA. However I suspect, there are signs of people becoming complacent and trying to minimise this whole calamity. I may be not be a doctor but I am an expert when it comes to minimisation.

Here I go with the confessions again. Back in late February-early March, I too, was comparing coronavirus with the flu but as I have watched thousands of British people and other Europeans die, coupled with the horrors of New York, I have realised the need to acknowledge my shortcomings.

Some of the glib attitudes,which I am currently hearing, push my buttons. I was made to feel much of my own distress about my relationship was “all in my head.” Now increasingly some media outlets seem to be pushing the agenda, that the current pandemic is “was no big deal really. “

Leaders who have successfully protected their populace, instead of being lauded for their success, now find themselves being criticised for depriving people of their livelihoods and their personal freedom. Whereas those who care only about themselves, appear to have been able to move the conversation away from the discussion of their own incompetence.

I know life isn’t always fair but it would be nice to hear the true heroes being recognised for a change. I for one, am grateful to our government. Is it fun all of us stuck in a tiny flat for weeks on end?

Not particularly.

Do I want to see harsh economic consequences?

Most definitely not.

Many times in recent years I have been caught between a rock and a hard place. When neither choice sounds good, we have even more reason to just keep on doing the right thing and accept there will be a cost. In my life, I know that as long as I keep on the straight and narrow path, God has shown he will carry me through and ultimately he is the one, who foots the bill.

Matthew 7 13-14

13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it

Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz

The Choice Point – Russ Harris

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