• Getting Back To Basics — with a Little Nudge from the Coronavirus

    Surge Summary: In the midst of the coronavirus panic, we can be reminded of the things that matter most in life, the things we need to focus on all the time – and which will continue to make life better years from now when coronavirus, prayerfully, will only be a memory.

    by Gary Bauer

    The coronavirus is dominating the news again today. The outbreak has caused real pain. Sadly, some people have lost loved ones, and the financial markets are in turmoil.

    There’s a lot of debate in Washington about how best to combat the outbreak. But one thing each of us can do is to get back to basics — to remember that God’s in charge and that this, too, shall pass.

    When I woke up this morning, I found myself thinking about something I used to include in most of my speeches. The thoughts expressed in it are still relevant today, and I want to share them with you.

    For most people, life is not about judicial decisions and executive decrees. It’s helping hands and good neighbors. It’s nighttime prayers and lovingly packed lunchboxes. It’s hard work and a little put away for the future.

    No government can command these things. They’re done naturally, out of love and a commitment to the future.

    Believe in these things. Fight for these things. Teach your children about these things. If you will do that, it will serve you well in life. And if enough of us do it, this great country, with all of its challenges – next year, and five years and 100 years from now – will still be a shining city up on a hill.

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