Tuesday, May 12, 2020

We Are Not Ready

We'll be ready to re-open when bus drivers can tell riders to wear a mask and not get spit upon.
We'll be ready when McDonalds workers can say the dining room is closed without being shot.
We'll be ready when park rangers can ask people to social distance without being shoved in a lake.
We'll be ready store employees can ask people to wear a mask before entering without being killed.
We'll be ready when we can show we can listen and follow safety guidelines.
I don't know when the virus will be ready for us to re-open but clearly we are not ready.
Freedom is a responsibility not just an unearned privilege to do as we please.
We are acting like a bunch of spoiled whiny brats who are more than willing to hurt others and put others at risk.
We’ll be ready when we treat each other with love and respect.
We are not ready.

-- Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker, pastor serving at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, PA, on Facebook, 7 May 2020

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