Monday, August 3, 2020

The Valley of the Shadow of Death


"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..."

The valley from where we fell is now filled with over 150,000 shadows of death, over 1,300,000 sick, some now nearing shadows of death.  

If we are ever to climb out of this valley of the shadow of death, we cannot keep falling deeper and steeper into the pitfalls that lead to this point.  

It may have seemed difficult at first, back in January to invest $200 million into the fight against COVID-19 and early closures which would have cost millions, but it would have been easier, safer and cheaper than now.  

It may seem difficult now to do what should have been done from the beginning, but it would be easier, safer and cheaper than later.  

The further we fall down the valley of shadows, the more difficult it would be to climb out.  

If you have a problem with the economic and human cost today, what kind of problem will you have tomorrow? 

Especially, when the same negative responses (to clear and present dangers) lead to the same pitfalls today are still practiced (in bad behaviors  leading to greater positive infections, greater sickness and death and greater and more hazardous pitfalls)?  

How we walk through the valley of the shadow of death matters.  

Whether we walk with fear or with goodness and love depends upon you, your choices and practices.  

But we will never lie down in green pastures, beside quiet waters if we do not have good and best practices and allow the Lord to be our shepherd.  

The way to restore our soul and walk the path of selfless love, out of the valley of  the shadow of death, is to do what the Lord wills, no matter how difficult (at the time).  

  When a person fails to act in good faith, that person is breaking his or her fiduciary duty, word, honor and the bond of trust.   And when...