One Nation Under Corona
William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuesttoTeach #MQTT
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We are once again united against a common enemy. This
enemy is not just local crime, this enemy is not just
neighborhood trash issue, this enemy is not a city problems
with taxes and this enemy is not a national enemy of the
lack of jobs or other social challenges.
This enemy is not drug abuse, this enemy is not human
trafficking and this enemy is not equality of education
and social justice. This enemy is not white, Black, Asian,
Hispanic, African, Australian, or any other nationality.
This enemy does not need nuclear weapons to kill millions
it is that devious and dangerous.
This enemy is global in portions, we cannot call on the
military because their bullets, bombs, missiles, planes, tanks,
ships and guns have no power against it. We cannot call on
the police to arrest it, we cannot call on Congress nor the House
to pass laws against it. We cannot call a lawyer to argue against
it and we cannot call on judges to sentence it into imprisonment.
We cannot call on the leadership of this nation because they
seem to worried about their own hold on to political power and
how they look to the world. We cannot call on the leadership of
this nation because they seem more worried about billion dollar
corporations and a Wall street that the average hard working
American cannot even walk down.
A Wall street that seems to ignore starving children, a Wall
street that seems to have no heart for homeless children and
families. They seem not to care about single mothers and
single fathers that are struggling to feed their children.
They appear do not care about the elderly that have worked
30 t0 40 years in one job and when they retire Wall street comes
crashing down on them and takes their life savings that they put
away to live their senior lives for an American dreams that is a lie.
The leadership of this nation seems to enjoy having states and
Governor’s fight over limited resources and the leadership of this
nation wants recognition for seeming to do their job, but will fire
people for doing jobs to save lives and protect this nation at the
sacrifice of their own lives as soldiers are trained to do, but for
a worthy and honorable cause.
The leaders do not pray to God first, they do now ask the Lord
for wisdom, they do not seek peace even in peaceful times,
they do not aspire to be global leaders in the areas of tolerance,
hope, humanity and love. If this nation is based on Christian
ideas then what Christ are they following?
This nation is “One Nation Under Corona Virus,” but it seems
that the leadership of this as nation is more concerned with their
safety than the men and women that serve in the nation’s
military, are in this nations classrooms and are this nation’s first
line of defense the men and women of medical professionals.
Psalms 33:8 Matthew 14:22 and 23
Taken from scripture the importance of prayer and obedience,
for the Lord to teach us to pray, teach us to evangelize and teach
us the way. The world in so many ways is lost and needs to be
refocused, but the leadership is one that is teaching us to disrespect
each other, to hate each other.
“This nation does not have a racism problem it has a sin problem.
” S. M. Lockridge.
This nation has awesome wealth that people can buy what they want,
but we have depressing poverty where children are sleeping in allies,
in abandoned homes, in cars and house by house with family and
friends. We have so many opportunities to get an education, but too
many cannot afford to go to school because of student debt that
enslaves them even with a degree.
We have access to technology that will entertain us with the pleasures
of our hearts and minds, but cannot think to solve social, environmental
and cultural challenges. We have so much, but we have so little
when it comes to the humanity of the human race. Corona I hope
is teaching this nation and the world to respect and honor all life.
The have and the have nots, the educated and un-educated. Every
little boy and every little girls deserves to be feed, deserves to be
loved and deserves to be educated.
We have ignored the rumblings of wars and rumors of wars,
we chastise those that talk about Christ returning, we celebrate
movies, television shows that embrace death, killing, raping,
molestation, magic, evil, and having sex with men, women, boys
We watch with great attention when profanity is being used, but
when our children watch wholesome programs that teach peace,
love they neighbor, embracing Christ, celebrating nature, be kind
to your brothers and sisters and help the homeless we want to
change the channels and tell our kids not to watch that and then
wonder why our children are so violent, rebellious and do not
honor their mothers, fathers, grandparents and societies laws.
We enjoy flirting with disaster, we take pleasure in crushing
people that are struggling and we love to put our thumbs on
people that speak with an accent and then blame them for our
own problems. We allow our leaders to imprison children that
speak a different language or worship a different religion, but
forget past World Wars and want to call others that have
done the same as we do barbarians, savages anti-Christ and
All we need to do is look in the mirror of humanity and see
what the reflection is to see that we, each of us that does
not do anything to help anyone is part of the problem not
part of the solution.
We are a global economy and we have not learned
to live with each other. We have not learned our
differences make our humanity stronger, our differences
embrace diversity and a seat at the table is available for
everyone not just one color.
There have been other viruses in other times, but we
should have learned lessons from those. We should have
learned about helping your neighbors no matter where
they are around the world or around the corner.
We should have learned that women, children the
elderly come first to preserve what is valuable, not
throw them on the streets leaving them homeless as
some corporations are doing even before the Corona
Virus. Our utility corporations make billions of dollars,
but cannot give families a 3 or 6 month break to get
back on their feet with their jobs or new employment.
Our government cannot see to treat our veterans
with respect by testing them all, because if an enemy is
to attack now we may not be able to stop them because
too many of our troops are growing sick. Instead of
trusting in creating opportunities for death how about
creating opportunities for peace, cooperation and
We are supposed to be “One Nation Under God,”
but when you look at it with a microscope we seem
to be “One Nation Under Dollars.” Our economy may
be robust, but why are children hungry, why do they
have to struggle with health care and why are they
in schools falling apart?
Christ taught us a valuable lesson when he fed 5,000
he did not ask the color of those hungry, he did not
ask their gender, he did not ask for their educational status,
he did not ask who was in the house or what language
they spoke he just said feed them.
A true leader looks out for everyone, no matter educational
status, economic status, political affiliation and even color
of their skin. We have forgotten that we are all in this together
no matter how high in office we perceive ourselves to be
the Lord does not see any of that. He is not respective of
anyone’s titles and any office or level of what we think is important.
The Lord has told us through signs and wonders to get our
lives together, to love one another and love they brother
and thy sister as you love yourself. What has been seen by
the leadership of this nation, our leaders must not love
themselves because they seem not to care or worry about others.
When leaders call others under them stupid, when they make
others compete for needed resources that can save lives, and
when they see others struggling under their leadership. Instead
of continuing offering help, encouragement and compassion
when they see the ones they are leading struggling they threaten,
demean and make them feel small and un-necessary.
The Lord our God is telling each and every-one of us to open our
hearts and declare the glory of God. To walk the path of Christ
and to apply scriptures. If our leaders are not faithful the people
will perish from not calling on the Lord. If our leaders are not
compassionate with others the people will parish with fire,
disease and pestilence.
There was a time when this nation enjoyed helping the world,
this nation took pride in sending not troops, but relief
workers, engineers, doctors, scientist and educators to make
the world a better place. Now this nation sends drones with
missiles, bombs and lasers to kill and imprisons innocent
children and potentially experiments on them.
This nation took in the lost, the homeless, the poor, the
unwanted and they educated them, lifted them up and
helped them find Christ through love, respect and patience.
The Corona Virus may just be the continuation of the Lord’s
unhappy feelings about where we as humans are going.
There have been earthquakes, continental fires, volcanoes,
blizzards, diseases, drought pestilence and now Corona,
does the Lord have your attention now or do we need to see
locust (oh yeah they were here too), think about it, don’t just
sit in your homes and read the Bible pray first, seek God face
and the Holy Spirit to enlighten you to the ways you should
go. Don’t wait on others, because if you follow the crowd they
may lead you to your death and destruction.
The title of this blog is:
One Nation Under Corona we have so much, but have so little
in humanity and compassion. What will it take for us to
change. It took the Hebrews 40 years walking in a circle
to finally get their attention. What will it take America to
wake up that God is calling this nation to do better, to
help all its people and generations to come.