The Worry Link: Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, from John Hopkins University.

A good link to use for the new coronavirus, if you are the watch and worry type.

I believe that it’s better to spend a minute or ten keeping up to date,
around 5-10 minutes in prayer – even 30 minutes, if you are really anxious,
and the rest of the 12-hour workday doing your job and building a better future.

[Either eight hours on a salary job and four hours on your own sideline,
or – if you can – just 12 hours straight on your own business.]

Worrying won’t help you much.
Even if you are over 80, and have a ~20% chance of dying from the disease if you catch it.

Faith in God is better as a mental attitude, and constructive work is what we are to focus on.

As well as basic preventative measures, some social distancing, stocking up for a few weeks, and learning to wash our hands regularly,not to touch our faces.

You should already have more than a few months of savings, in case the economic backlash costs you your job.

If not, get to it: you are probably already too late for this epidemic (whether it diminishes this summer, or roars ahead), but not too late for the rest of your life.

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:25-34 English Standard Version

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…”

Get to work and build His kingdom in all good and just ways, at home and on the job.
Sure, take care of your health: your body is His temple, after all!
But also, do right by people, and have faith in God.

“…and all these things will be added to you.”

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