I have come to understand that I need to surround myself with those whose spirit is that of the Lord.
Before the virus began my wife and I attended our local church, and while we were looking for our seats before the service began there was something that caught my attention, what I witnessed made my heart full of joy, wonder, trust, togetherness, and faith. There was a Caucasian couple sitting to the near left of me, a man of Asian descent sitting behind me, a Hispanic family sitting in front of me, and an African American family sitting to the right of me. Togetherness, the state of being close to another person or other people. The beautiful togetherness that we shared that day was something that I will not soon forget, for I felt blessed to be given a chance to experience what blind acceptance felt like during my waking hours. “The racism that is in the world was not welcomed in the house of the Lord! As the pastor began to bring the service to a close, I looked at the church members as they were preparing to leave the warm sanctuary of the church. As I gazed in thought and wonder, I began notice that many of the church members were praying as they put their hats, scarves, coats, and gloves on, for they were now prepared to face this cold world.
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or, what fellowship can light have with darkness.”
2 Corinthians 6:14