Recklessness is not courage. Caution is not fear.

Recklessness is not courage. Caution is not fear.

People often try to silence other people by accusing them of being afraid. However, expressing concern and/or caution is often wisdom rather than fear. Frequently, people who accuse others of being fearful, are trying to cover up their own fear.

There are three approaches to perceived danger: 1) fearful anxiety, 2) wise caution, and 3) denial–probably the least effective.

To ignore social distancing in a pandemic is to disrespect human life. Many people who claim to be prolife are angrily prochoice when it comes to social distancing. When people claim that their rights include endangering the health of others, something seems way out of line. I’m prolife, even for the elderly and compromised people who are most at risk of dying from Covid 19.

There’s no need to fear wearing a mask. All the healthcare heroes are doing it. Too many Christians are wearing the wrong mask, hiding their heart instead of their nose and mouth. I can’t control whether people disagree with me or insult me, but I can control whether or not I’m kind to them.

My rights come from the living God. Public health measures don’t make me afraid of losing them.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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