It’s not enough to pray for exemption from the deadly corona virus, we must arise and push it out of the nations of the world by all means through prayers and sincere efforts of every individual, corporate organizations and government. Its implications go beyond having a holiday.
Look at it! You are exempted yet:
Your children who don’t have virus are out of school and they become idle hands for the devil.
Tertiary Institutions are shut down, young undergraduates are left to themselves. Their courses are suspended.
Businesses are slowing down. The economy is grinding down.
Very important travels are being canceled.
Critical local and international meetings that are to determine the fate of millions cannot hold.
Families are being separated not just by quarantine but by inability to visit because of travel restrictions.
Sporting engagements fully paid for are getting postponed
Planned shows worth millions are being rescheduled
Religious gatherings of above 50 people are banned.
Supplies are thinning out
Fake hand sanitizer, facial masks that could lead to more deadly disease are emerging.
The list is enormous.
This indeed is the peak and price of globalization. Who would have thought 60 years ago that a plague in far away Wuhan, China will unsettle the world in this manner. The war against Covid- 19 is the super world war that has kept all nations on their toes. This is a war without the fire of a gun.
Being free from the virus is not enough.
You are only truly free if all nations are free.
Yes it’s not my portion, but it shouldn’t be anybody’s. Let’s play our part in prayers, healthy living, social distances, self isolation where required, medical research, counseling where necessary and positive engagements.
This is not the time to be careless with careless posts and rumours.
For children and young adults that are on compulsory holidays, be wise, invest your time positively, use social media positively, read, use the Internet, do courses on line, rediscover yourself and emerge better persons.
Parents don’t just celebrate that your children are home. This is the time to get closer to them. Engage them in conversations because now you have become their teacher and pastor. Ensure they have schedules and monitor for effectiveness.
This is a very costly holiday that is not free. Invest it.
To our governments particularly the developing countries of Africa, this is the test we have been waiting for. There are responsibilities and history will write the story of each nation, of how this war was fought and won, of the role of our great leaders, of who and who enriched themselves from monies meant to fight the coronavirus. This is an opportunity to re-write the story of our weak health system and reinvent the wheel. Maybe we have been lucky thus far. Imagine if Wuhan was Nigeria or Kenya or any other African country.
Globalization is real folks. So when we talk globalization, it is all encompassing. All nations must up their games before the next world war.