It doesn’t seem that long ago when COVID-19 moved into the Arab area. There was some apprehension but, basically, most people didn’t seem to take it seriously.

It was mentioned in a church service when a mocking cough ensued from someone in the congregation and many laughed.

A young mother with two little girls in tow was shopping in Walmart and brought attention to many of the shoppers as she not only had her mask donned but also had provided the same for her daughters.

An older man attending a graduation celebration was jeered and booed as he entered with a mask on his face. He later was shamed to remove it.

Another elderly man was told not to be concerned.

“It’s mainly affecting old people, and they’re going to die anyway.”

I believe that the final remarks affected me the most. It reminded me of a story I received after speaking at a church in Illinois to a group of older members.

May you receive the lesson I learned after you read it:

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