Last week I had lunch with my friend and mentor Dave. Yesterday we both tested postive for covid. This lead to a series of texts…

I do wonder, did I infect Dave? Of course we are both getting sick at the same time. And our lunch included a non-denominational pastor. Can you really trust those guys?…

This, for the vaccinated and boosted me, is the worst part of covid. I preached on Sunday. I played softball with the church team Sunday night. I just thought I was “dad of four” tired with allergies until real symptoms set in Monday morning. Did I infect all those people?

The softball team responded with jokes, “sharing is caring”, “do unto others before they do unto you”, and to let me know the two catches I made in right field were so surprising, my “body couldn’t handle it”!

I am surprised. A bit with the catches, but mostly by the laughter I am sharing with friends. Covid is a terrible thing and I hate to think I might be a part of the spread. But community is wonderful. It is healing for the all of the terrible things spread in our world.

6 thoughts on “Covid

  1. Your love is showing, again!
    Take care and heal up. You are currently suffering from Covid guilt. Let it go so your soul may heal also. You know this, it all happens for a reason!
    Sending healing prayers!

  2. That’s the fun of COVID and the vaccines. They’re NOT going to prevent you from catching it, particularly not the new variants. But they WILL make what you do catch a lot weaker, and easier to fight off. If you’ve got a healthy immune system like most folks, you’ll bounce back pretty quick. It’s the folks with the weakened systems that I get all twitchy about. Definitely will be praying for you and a speedy and FULL recovery.

  3. How do you preach on vaccines and then you get covid and pass it on?

    Is it too hard to admit we were all lied to and the vaccine does nothing against the virus – you can move the goal post from prevention to “make weaker”

    Anyone else starting to notice all the young people with strokes and heart issues?

    1. Hi Friend, You gave yourself the name “Time to Think…” – clever. But also missing part of our purpose as followers of Jesus (Can I assume you are a believer in Jesus?). Of course thinking is part of our faith, but “Time to Pray” would be a better place to start. Why prayer? We are followers of Jesus. Where He goes, we go!. And in prayer you will recall we all cried out for an end to the pandemic. Long before the media spin cycle corrupted the process, God brought grace in the form of a vaccine. Quicker than any made before.

      But, then the spin process began. Media and politics corrupted the truth. Divided the nation. It was evil at work so that people would miss the grace of God.

      On the vaccines in particular — after prayer, it is important to think. But, remember the specifics of the media and political spin. They purported the vaccines were not properly tested and we would suffer for taking them… only, wait, that has not happened. The vaccines are safe and VERY effective. On your concern for heart issues is more “fake news” — news that takes rare instances and blows them up to act like everyone will impacted. A bigger example is the belief that covid is not dangerous — when for two year life expectancy dropped in the US because of the covid deaths!! (So, media and politics has reversed the truth and made the insignificant dangerous – made the dangerous insignificant!)

      The vaccine was effective until the virus mutated. Mutation was always expected. The vaccine, like the flu shot, would need to be updated. The vaccine worked for me, until two month before an updated vaccine was available. And still it provided a weaker, safer, case of the infection (so the original vaccine did protect me, though my concern is always for more than myself!).

      I have not moved the goal posts. I have followed God and He has provided. I would urge you to do the same.

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