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The Twenty-One Days of Lockdown: A Brighter Perspective
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to strong social distancing measures, such as the current 21-day lockdown, to slow down its spread and to keep the casualties as low as possible. It is needless to state that the lockdown will have a tremendous impact on our socio-economic life, especially those who earn their livelihoods on a daily basis. As we try to adapt our lives to the disruption caused by the pandemic, here are some positive perspectives we may take from the lockdown:
1. Learning to become a selfless and a responsible human: As known to everybody, staying at home reduces our chances of contracting COVID-19. Thus, not only will it save your life but also of those around you.
2. Learning to become the best version of yourself: This is a great opportunity to refine your skills. For example, believers can meditate on the Bible, preachers can prepare sermons, writers can write more, students can catch up on lessons, musicians can refine their knowledge, etc. You can even learn a new habit.
3. Creating memories with your family: Plan some indoor activities with your family. And, no, I do not mean that you gather your extended families at your place. Just those staying at your home. You can cook and do chores together. Or just let your mom rest. Also, maybe it’s time to declutter your closest and clean the yard. You can also spend time in worship and singing. Simply put, strengthen the family bond.
4. Saving the ecology: With reduced vehicular traffic, the air is cleaner and healthier. And, in Nagaland, the dust has reduced. Our lungs feel better. Aren’t we benefiting from that as well?
5. Strengthening your faith as a believer: Most importantly, this pandemic is testing our faith—the faith that we have in Jesus Christ. For it teaches us to walk closer with Him. Remember that going to church does not make you a Christian. For sure, it is a Christian duty, but duly obeying His word and your undying faith does, nothing else.
God bless Nagaland and India!
Rev. J Thungjamo Lotha