The circumstances facing us throughout 2020 have certainly been unique. Concerns over coronavirus have led to the forced closure of businesses, schools educating virtually, and stay-at-home orders that quarantined all people not deemed essential.
The Michigan government even established a toll free number and encouraged people to report their friends and neighbors who were violating any of the governor’s executive orders.
Author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer said that “circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”
During the concern and caution of the coronavirus chaos, every person’s true character was inadvertently revealed.
Did we hoard or share?
Did we isolate or reach out?
Did we fear or hope?
As we watched the news, many people were concerned about a health crisis while being equally frustrated by political gamesmanship.
As hospitals feared being overwhelmed with sick individuals, many heard the whispered conversations of who was worth helping and who had become a burden in the face of limited resources.
As abortion clinics continued to kill the unborn, it was a time to evaluate the depth of our prolife convictions.
Due to the governor’s “stay at home” order, some speculated that there would be a baby boom in January. On the flip side, are we prepared for an increase in abortions in September?
It is summer, and we are slowly emerging from this international crisis. As a people who profess a passion for the dignity of all human life, did we live up to that self-professed philosophy, or will we be forever changed, having adopted a “new normalcy” that reflects a value system that judges people as essential or expendable.