The long game

The Kansas City Star - - Opinion -

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

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