If we don’t reopen soon, our economy will be in a shambles and it will take years to recover. People will lose their businesses and not be able to feed their families. People who don’t want to reopen don’t care about people losing their homes or feeding their children. If we do reopen soon, then people will die. People who want to reopen don’t care about the vulnerable in our communities.
Me? I’m just done. I don’t want to be part of the argument anymore. I don’t want to talk about how Costco has put limits on the number of people who can come in and are requiring customers to wear masks. I don’t want to talk about how infections will go up if we reopen. I just don’t. It’s all dueling experts. This expert says one thing. Another expert says another that totally contradicts the first expert. I can find data to support either side of the situation.
So, why can’t we just admit that maybe the experts aren’t in agreement? That we don’t know what we’re doing? Why can’t we all show a little humility and quit acting like our way of looking at the situation is the only way?
It seems to me that we are all acting out of fear. We are afraid that we are headed into a depression. We are afraid that we or our loved ones will die. One of the things I have learned in my life is that making decisions based on fear rarely leads to a good outcome.
So, I am choosing to trust. I am trusting first of all in the Lord. This is not a surprise to Him. He knew it was coming and has a plan to use this for His Kingdom. And I’m trusting in my fellow adults. I want to be treated like the adult that I am, so I am going to extend that to others as well. Do other adults often act like adolescents? Yes, they do. Which brings me back to point one. I am trusting that the Lord has got this. And that means I just don’t need to be afraid at all.
So, I am done debating. I will do what I need to do to deal with all the issues. And I will do what I need to do to feel safe. And you can do the same. I will be OK.