Jean and Marie had known each other since they were five years old when they had played together on the swings in the park. They had also attended the same school together and played on the swings there. But in the second grade, Jean had been stricken with a disease called Polio, which affected her leg. She had to wear a brace on her leg and could no longer run and play like the other children. Jean had been so sick that she had missed several days of school, so when she was able to return, she was glad to see her friends again.
“Why is it that the former days were better than these?” (Ecclesiastes 7:10) Ah, the good ‘ol days; how much better they were. Really?
Soften the Moment of Sorrow
We got some positive news on Wednesday—the data being collected on COVID-19 indicates statewide efforts to flatten the curve are working. However, we should not let up yet on our efforts to limit spread. We all need to continue practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and limiting trips to the grocery store or pharmacy.