Fifty-five percent of American believers say they feel at least somewhat that God will protect them from being infected. Evangelical Protestants are more likely than those of other religious backgrounds to say they believe that, with 43% saying so strongly and another 30% saying so somewhat, while Catholics and mainline Protestants are more closely split on feeling that way or not. – Associated Press 

CRISES bring life’s hardest questions out of the shadows. The disruption challenges our preconceptions, our choices, and our faith.

In a pandemic, with the starkness of our challenges, one question matters: How to survive and live to thrive?

A holy man defies science to preach a sermon; catches COVID19 and dies. Non-believers snicker across social media, some people of faith do too.

Does God protect people?

Evangelicals hold on to the idea that Source is on the job.

In an era of the novel coronavirus global pandemic, the test of this belief can bring more uncertainty. “What’s God’s plan for me?,” some ask.

There is nothing to do but sit with our thoughts.

This is not a moment for manifestation.

There is guidance, but I’ve found it resides deep inside a quiet mind, which can be found on the path of discipline and self-mastery.

Coronavirus brings a human reckoning, a personal apocalypse for people who don’t understand the breadth of power we each possess.

Scientists, faith, and God’s almighty protection have collided in a reality that challenges 2,000 years of human history.

Knowledge is access to answers.

Wisdom is acceptance to truths.

Listen, you may feel guided, but the choice to accept scientific facts remains yours.

 

 

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