A Prayer in the Midst of Chaos
March 17, 2020
by Dave Ebenhoh
May we who are merely inconvenienced,
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors,
remember those who are most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home,
remember those who must choose
between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our own children
when their schools close,
remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips,
remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic markets,
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for quarantine at home,
remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.