I was thinking this morning about all the ways that life is able to go on even in the midst and you might say in spite of the corona pandemic.
In a culture of immediacy when you can have whatever you want when you want, the idea of a disruption is unthinkable and possibly even frightening to some. However, it is during times like these that we can see more clearly what was always there but we have, perhaps, taken for granted.
In every part of life there are those who go largely unnoticed that without them life just stands still. These are folks that help to keep the lights on, the water flowing, the streets safe, the food supplies moving, and provide the goods and services we have come to expect. These are people that work on the front lines of health care, energy production, food supply, emergency services, and many more.
People who work in these industries don't have the option to "stay at home" but are called on now to work more hours than they probably would like to make sure that life does go on for all of us. They too are worried for their families and how they will manage. But they go to work anyways so that the lights stay on for everyone.
Thank you to all those that who work behind the scenes to keep life going on. May you and your families be kept safe.