To the editor, 

Most letters are focused on a particular issue. Usually these issues have two sides of thought. It is my hope this letter can cause readers to reflect on how we can all be united in our response to the virus pandemic the world is facing. 

Everyone is impacted, and we have worries, fears and disappointments. In the midst of all this we need to reflect on this:

Randy Armstrong said, “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.”

Dale Carnegie said, “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

According to Cardinal Dolan, the Bible has 365 passages that deal with “fear not” and “be not afraid.”

II Timothy 1:7 (KJ) “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

As we face the new “normal” in our lives in the days ahead, it would be good to focus on the needs of others rather than be mired down in self pity. 

Byron Lindaman

Ogilvie

 

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