Two things I’ve learned during the COVID-19 crisis. First, everyone is an expert and second, none of the experts agree.
Should we stay in longer? Should we get out sooner? You don’t have to look very far to discover that everyone is an expert.
My strategy with the weather through the years has been to keep checking different weather reports until I find one I like. Lately, I’ve been finding myself doing the same with news reports about COVID.
The fact that there are a variety of opinions on a subject isn’t a bad thing, as long as we don’t consider them all equally valid. But in important issues like how to respond to a pandemic, it can be a little overwhelming.
And to be truthful, I don’t know what the answer is. It always seems that we either have too little information or too much.
But information about the weather and even pandemics is trivial in contrast to decisions we need to make concerning our eternity. And again, there seems to be no shortage of experts offering their opinions.
It might be wise to remember the words of Jesus, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.