Even as the world begins to plan for re-opening, you probably find yourself wondering, “Will it ever end?” The answer to that question is, “Yes… but.” It will end, but how quickly has everything to do with whether each of us does our part and acts responsibly. This can be a challenge, especially when you’re tired of it all and ready to ‘just get back to normal’. However Jesus is far more concerned that you think long term about what ultimately matters. Think long term about what happens if everyone insists on their ‘right’ to do what they want when they want – the coronavirus will surge and more people, possibly those you love, will die. Think long term about what you are learning about yourself so that you can live a more Christ-like life on the other side of this crisis. And think long term about how God can take this horrible disease and in God’s mysterious and miraculous way use it for good.