When you say you love me, but then tell me to go and get the jab when you already know my concerns, because you got it, I have to wonder do you really love me?
A real friend considers my uniqueness and physical differences that may play a role in how, I may respond to the jab.
A real friend understands that what may not cause them harm might cause me harm.
A real friend understands that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I take my personal relationship with Christ, seriously.
A real friend sees me exercising and eating a nutrient dense diet that builds my body and my immune system.
A real friend recognizes that I do my own research and won’t blindly follow the government, media or doctors.
A real friend would warn me, if the road was out up ahead.
A real friend would know me well enough to know that I have made my decision after careful consideration.
A real friend would love me anyway and respect my decision, just as I have respected theirs.
A real friend would understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to medicine.
A real friend would never support any, mandate or rule that discriminates against anyone.
A real friend understands the importance of choice.
But, if my decision to abstain offends her and she determines that we can no longer be friends, I’ll let her know that I still love her as I love myself, which means I’d never knowingly ask her to harm herself to make me feel safe.
I am not scared, and I do not fear being sick as I know illness happens. “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:13.
While, I could spend my days worrying about what is happening in the world as many do, my time is better spent doing what Jesus has called me to do, which is sharing the gospel and living a faithful life, while there is still time, because as the Hebrew writer states, “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27.
Remember this, we have no control over life or death, no one can extend his or her life by one second longer than has been determined by God. “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Matthew 6:27
In Christian love,