These Are Strange Times

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Johnathan Fain, Campus Community Coordinator

These are strange times. It seems time for the Wesley foundation to reach out to the community to serve as a reminder for all of you.

We are sorry for all of those who are suffering currently to whatever extent it may be.

Everyone has been affected in some way, some more than others, and there seems to be no light at the end of this tunnel. And it is a very long tunnel. Regardless of the situation, just know that we are here to serve at the capacity we are at.

For those in need, we will do what we can within our power to help.

Please, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out to not just us, but whatever resources you may need because they are out there.

We are praying for all those who are affected.

This pandemic has tested human society, the entire world completely. It is at this point in time that we must remember that to overcome this, we must work together to minimize the negative impact. This is a team effort, and to love thy neighbor is of upmost importance in the scenario we find ourselves in. When you wash your hands, avoid large crowds, and practices social distancing with your friends and family, this is a form of loving your neighbor. This is how you look out for one another as well as yourself. This must all be done cohesively.

I can say from my standpoint that it all seems dire, and it seems to be that this is only the beginning. This needs to be said relentlessly; there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The end of this will come and our lives will return. The restaurants and movie theaters will open up again and it will be a day we can rejoice in the return of what we had. We may even be excited to return to class.

So, friends, take this as a moment to realize you are not alone, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and try to use this moment to appreciate the small things. Know that we must cherish what we have because it can easily be taken away by something out of our control. Psalms 91 says “whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the almighty”. Take refuge in the lord. Trust in yourselves and others on this perilous journey. These are strange times, but you are never alone.

For those in need or who want to donate where they can:

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=7779

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