As most of you know, I’m a partner in The Original Mels Diner restaurant chain, with 20+ units. During this pandemic, shelter-in-place, season, our small business is missing out on potential income of $1MM per week. I say potential, because while our average weekly income is $1MM (or used to be prior to), there are never any guarantees.
THIS DOES NOT CONCERN ME ONE BIT! PLEASE ALLOW ME TO REPEAT. THIS DOES NOT CONCERN ME ONE BIT!
What I am concerned about is the safety and health of my family and friends, and the world’s population in general. And especially, the health and safety of Ryan, who happens to have a compromised immune system because of his condition. It goes without sayin, if Ryan catches this virus…
What good is money and/or any material things if you are not healthy enough, or even dead, to enjoy them? Answer: They’re not!
The only thing of value is life. And if you value yours and the lives of others around you, you will do your best to prevent the spread of an incredibly dangerous virus that will be a major problem until a vaccine is available; and even then, it’ll be a problem.
The phrase “do unto others” comes to mind. Be aware of your actions. Make good decisions. Be kind. Don’t take risks…at least not this one…Be grateful God gave you life. Cherish life. Cherish life. Cherish life…
Matthew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.
Be concerned not only about your life here on earth, but also about your eternal life…
Psalm 39:1-7 I said, I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked. So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased; my heart grew hot within me.
While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue. Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.