“I’ve Always Done It This Way”

I went to Church the weekend before last (15/03) and even then, I thought it was probably one of the last times I would be able to go for a while. The church was half empty and precautions have been taken to reduce unnecessary physical contact.

Still, despite warnings by the government that those who are vulnerable and have mild symptoms of coronavirus should avoid public gatherings, there was someone at the back of Church with what I can only describe as a “corona-cough”. It was awful. I was in two minds. My heart went out to them in their pain, but I also wondered why they insisted on coming to church with an obviously persistent cough.

Was it stubbornness? Was it ignorance?

I looked around the elderly people who had made it to church. I wondered what their reasons were for braving or ignoring the risks posed to them.

Maybe it’s the same as why you still see people going to the toilet and not washing their hands. We seem to have the mentality of: “I’ve always done it this way, so I’ll carry on until something bad happens”.

Sadly, it often takes something life changing to make us stop and question what we’re doing and why we do it.

Is there something you are ignoring in your own life?

Please keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.