20 March 2020


That's what the shelves were in Lidl's today.  I went around 11:30 this morning.  I didn't take a list.  I knew it would be futile.  All I can say is, it's a good thing our palate is not typically British, because all the usual British grocery items were gone.

I found this photo on a news site via Google.  I find it heartbreaking.

I still maintain that a lot of this behaviour is foolish and caused by panic.  In that vein, I think the governments should really be holding the media accountable for the field day they are having, stirring the public into a frenzy.

Also, please let's remember that the world has been through many, many disasters, plagues, and wars and much of that has been far bigger than this is.  Just for one example:

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people worldwide than did World War I.  It is estimated that somewhere between 20 and 40 million people died in this pandemic.  Coronavirus is nowhere near as devasting as that.  It feels to me as though people have lost all ability to put things into perspective, and I honestly believe this is the result of being spoon-fed all kinds of garbage via television, the Internet, and media publications. 

People:  We must stop and think for ourselves, keep cool heads, and simply be reasonable.  Also, as People of God -- Messiah people -- we have nothing to fear.  We must pray, be calm, and be charitable.

Cleaning out the grocery stores and stockpiling is the opposite of how we should be acting at a time like this. 

Be safe, well, and SANE!

1 comment:

Barbara said...

A prudent use of what food we already have on hand, perhaps with a large dose of creativity and willingness to depart from the norm, is called for right now. (Pie for breakfast, perhaps?? smile)

The empty shelves in our stores are indeed shocking. Perhaps this is a good time for God's people to do some fasting with prayer. We can call on our true help, the Lord Himself, and save our groceries.