During this time of distancing, avoiding, prevention, containment and other such words we are put on the defensive. It’s encouraged to hold fast to the trenches while invisible tiny bombs fly over. Everything revolves around waiting around, sitting it out and taking measures to draw out a process that supposedly will work.
What we can’t afford to be is defensive about doing good, treating neighbour with no ill will and loving on those who are worried. More than ever small doses of courage are vital to inspire others.
We may not have real life hobbits in a proverbial Middle-Earth but our smaller people (kids) are the model citizens in this respect. They have infectious joy, cheer and jeer to pass the time while a pandemic causes chaos to the cores of so many.
Small people have the biggest impact on the world even though there are politicians, scientists, presidents and powers in high offices that work to provide answers to itching ears that would hear.
In no way does this make professionals in such jobs irrelevant and deserving of our ignorance but they are not the same as the small people having impact in big ways.
Look to the small people – they hold the key.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:1-4 ESV