There’s a virus that’s creating a bit of a scare—not sure if you’ve heard. It has something to do with China poisoning a Mexican beer. I don’t get it, but it’s real and people are dying, so I won’t joke any more.

What do you do when there’s a mysterious threat? A lack of clarity makes matters worse, tempting fear and panic. But let’s not panic.

Let’s prepare for the negative, plus, presume something more positive. It’s not either/or.

And we can pray for peace and healing for those at the center of this crisis with fewer resources and much higher vulnerability.

It’s never just about me and mine.