The long game
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is this: When facing a difficult decision, ask yourself, “Who do I want to be on the other side of this?” We all have difficult decisions to make in the wake of COVID-19. So who do we want to be on the other side of it?
Do you want to be the person who followed medical guidance for the common good, or the person who chose to disregard it as media hype?
Do you want to be the person who supported our local businesses, restaurants, health care workers and grocery store employees in uncertain times?
Do you want to be the person who has enough toilet paper to get through the 2030s, or the one who shared with those in need?
Living through this time of trial and trouble, do you want to be a person who changed for the better?
We will get to the other side of this. How we do that will depend largely on how you — yes, you — answer this question today and every day: Who do I want to be on the other side of this?
- Brandon Frick, Site pastor, Village Presbyterian Church on Antioch, Olathe