SOUL 005- POWER HOUR

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THOUGHTS:
The world is taking steps to reactivate, and, with the expiration of the Stay At Home order in Minnesota, people may be inclined to rush back into life, and seek personal needs, wants , and gratifications that one has felt deprived of.  When we do this, it is easy to forget about how those things can negatively impact others.  
 
Please check out my Facebook post from this past week:
 
“Friends, please consider this, as changes to the MN orders happen over the next few weeks. Please resist the urge to treat it like the last day of school, the first day with your driver’s license, the night of your 21st birthday, etc., where it’s party time to do whatever you want. The changes are trusting the public to use what has been learned and communicated and to utilize the common sense that so many have said that people have.
 
The businesses that are opening are being trusted to be good partners in reducing opportunity for community spread of COVID. In turn, they are trusting that consumers will follow the rules established. They will be implementing strategies to maintain social; distancing and usage of masks, gloves, etc. And if you are in their store, that is private property. They can, and will, expect you to follow their rules. If you do not, they can ask you to leave, and you will have to. That is their right as business owners. And they do so, not just because they have been instructed to by a government entity, they do so, because they want to stay open. And the worst thing for them would be for them to have their working employees get sick or be shown as an epicenter for an outbreak, which may lead to them being shut down again.
 
So, please respect their space and policies, if you truly believe in the urgency of their economic well-being.”
 
 
SCRIPTURE:
What we do has a direct impact on those around us, as we are interwoven as part of a greater community Creation.  Here are some thoughts from Paul in his first letter to the people of Corinth:
 

18 Instead of that, God put all the different parts into one body on purpose. 19 If all the parts were alike, where would the body be? 20 They are, indeed, many different members but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you,” any more than the head can say to the feet, “I do not need you.” 22 And even those members of the body which seem less important are in fact indispensable. 23 We honor the members we consider less honorable by clothing them with greater care, thus bestowing on the less presentable a propriety 24 which the more presentable do not need. God has so constructed the body as to give greater honor to the lowly members, 25 that there may be no dissension in the body, but that all the members may be concerned for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members share its joy.

– 1 Corinthians 12: 18-26

 
 
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