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"We Are The World" - Is the Corona virus a Message ... many think so!?

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

August 6,2020

A sign is worth a thousand words.

On this date one presidential candidate accused a second candidate ... " Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's against God". So what does this mean? The candidate refers to the Bible so it is clear he is speaking of the god of both the Jewish and the Christian faith. It might be logical that to say someone, who is "against God" is a person whose behavior does not follow God's commandments.

The "Golden Rule", recorded by a Jewish scribe over 2,500 years ago in Leviticus 19:18, was quoted by Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31) and described by him as the second great commandment ... "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

In 2020 two scientists, not theologians, representing the candidate, who is making the accusation, advised our country's citizens to wear masks not to protect themselves from the virus but to protect from spreading the virus to others. This guidance is particularly relevant to asymptomatic carriers of the virus. Sounds like a modern version of the "Golden Rule" from the Bible.

Another Bible verse, from the Apostle Paul, to consider: "Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things" Romans 2:1

So which candidate is following the 2020 "golden rule" by wearing his mask? Which candidate is following the Jewish and Christian Golden Rule? People of America - we need to hold our leaders accountable, particularly when their accusations apply more to themselves than to their opponents.

July 30, 2020 John Lewis eulogy by Barack Obama ... " John spent his entire life fighting for justice and equality and now he has left behind his marching orders for all of us." The challenge to peacefully make a difference in our changing world. Young people are stepping forward. What role does the Christian church play?

July 1, 2020 Each day something new is happening as the Coronavirus surges to higher and higher infections. Trying to keep up on this page will be too long- winded. So, for now, lets sum up. I remember waking up early Easter morning and started climbing out of bed to dress for our Easter Sunrise service at the beach, off Long Island in the Atlantic Ocean. Suddenly I realized that the service had been cancelled due to the virus. Sadly I returned to bed but my sadness dissipated as the song "Every Morning is Easter Morning" by Avery and Marsh jumped into my head. It was a song I was prepared to play at the service that morning.

I sang it over and over again ...

            "Every morning is Easter morning from now on

      Everyday is resurrection day, the past is over and gone

      Goodbye guilt, goodbye fear, good riddance; Hello Lord, hello sun

      I am one of the Easter people,; my new life has begun.

So the virus is still here and long standing racial challenges have come to the public's notice in an impactful way. Our politicians seem unable to move forward on planning In the midst of these challenges, we Christians remember that , as far as God is concerned, every morning is Easter morning. Every morning is a celebration of the hope that comes to each of us even in the darkest of times. If you do not know the song, the chorus is above in green. Make it a part of your preparation for each day. Thank you, Avery and Marsh.


Remember ...

  • We are the world ... We are the children
  • We are the ones who make a brighter day ... So, let's start giving
  • Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie understood this in this epic song "We are the World" released during the immigrant friendly years of the Presidency of Ronald Reagan.

    People of America - the lyrics of this song are given below. Read them, think about them and then join in the day of prayer for the people of the world to once again come together as one.

    There comes a time when we heed a certain call

    When the world must come together as one

    There are people dying

    And it's time to lend a hand to life

    The greatest gift of all

    We can't go on pretending day by day

    That someone somewhere will soon make a change

    We're all a part of God's great big family

    And the truth, you know

    Love is all we need

    We are the world

    We are the children

    We are the ones who make a brighter day

    So, let's start giving

    There's a choice we're making

    We're saving our own lives

    It's true we'll make a better day

    Just you and me

    Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares

    And their lives will be stronger and free

    As God has shown us by turning stone to bread

    And so we all must lend a helping hand


    When you're down and out

    There seems no hope at all

    But if you just believe

    There's no way we can fall

    Well, well, well

    Let's realize that a change can only come

    When we stand together as one

                      More News on Virus:

    June 17, 2020 Black Lives Matter reached our hometown and I was impressed how peaceful it was and the number of young people involved. The young people care and are not an uninvolved generation that many have described them as being. ... One sign, listing a series of concerns, was held by one of the peaceful youth at our hometown rally. It read, "No more excuses. We must refuse this. Silence is useless. Long live the innocent." A sentiment to be thought about. Thank you to our young people.

    May 22, 2020 It was quite a morning on the radio - just what I needed. "Reach out and touch ... we are the world ... What the world needs now is love". Despite the Coronavirus a good morning after all. May we all remember that we are all, all the world, in this together...

    May 15,2020 per New Genetics Evidence states Science is unsure where this virus emanated the Associated Press ... Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus.

    May 6, 2020 New Genetics Evidence states Science is unsure where this virus emanated

    May 5,2020 per Los Angeles Times ... "Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious

    April 24, 2020

    Today is Arbor Day, a day set aside throughout the world to raise awareness of trees and the important role that they play in our environment. Who is thinking of trees today? But we should.

    March 30, 2020 per Dr. Irene Ken, Physician ... Description of virus ... a protein not living ...

    March 29, 2020 Just received Facebook article from a nurse "Today was by far the most taxing, exhausting, physically and emotionally draining day I've had in my 12 years of nursing...

    March 23, 2020 From the New York Times, WASHINGTON ... "Yuanyuan Zhu was walking to her gym in San Francisco on March 9, thinking the workout could be her last for a while, when she noticed that a man was shouting at her. He was yelling an expletive about China..."

    March 14, 2020 ... This page was created on this day . Two days before I was writing an article on the Big East basketball Tournament opening round, when the game was abruptly stopped at halftime. It was the last game of the college basketball season.

    Later, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the President of the United States has called for Sunday, March 15th to be a day of prayer. We agree. But for whom or for what are we to pray? And why on just one day? Why not everyday?

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