May we who are merely inconvenienced,
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors,
remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home,
remember those who must choose between
preserving their health or paying their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children
when their schools close, remember those with no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips,
remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our surplus money
in the midst of economic turmoil,
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home,
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our nation, let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically
wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace
of God to our neighbours.