Spiritually Quarantined

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  • By Chaplain Azariah Terrell
  • 944th Fighter Wing

What a time to be alive! I know you are wondering, “What the heck are you talking about, Chap?” We are in the middle of a Pandemic that is scary and not sure how long it will last.

Yes, I know!

As a healthcare Chaplain, I am seeing things unfold first hand. The fear that many are walking around with and wondering what to do next. Like many of you, I do not know what will happen next nor can I control what happens next. However, here is what I do know and what I can control.

I can control how I choose to respond to everything happening. 

Will I choose to go into a great panic or will I choose to stand firm in my faith. I believe that while quarantines are happening all across the world, one of the most important things to do is take the time to spiritually quarantine yourself. To be quarantined is to be isolated when exposed to an infectious or contagious disease. As busy as our lives have been, this could be a time to slow down and focus on who you are, who you want to be or who have you been called to be. This is a time to do what I like to call a spiritual detox. Remove some negativity and baggage that you have carried for some time.

Why is this important? 

When this pandemic gets under control, our world will not be the same.  However, it is and will be up to us to come together and make our world a better place. I believe this starts with a self-reflection on your spirituality. So I want to encourage you to hold fast to your faith and be not afraid, for God is with us and if God is with us then who can be against us?

We may not understand everything, but we will be okay.

Build your spirit!

Chaplain Terrell