Crisis, What Crisis?

Here I am sitting on my sofa on Palm Sunday 2020 in the midst of the most seismic global events in recent history. The Coronavirus pandemic is ravaging bodies, disturbing minds, shutting down societies and turning economies and government policies on their heads. Who would have thought that a Conservative Government would sanction the biggest state intervention in monetary stimulus since World War II, with no limits! They are literally giving money away.

As individuals and families we are in the middle of a crisis we are not in control of and responses have varied from out and out panic and stockpiling; anxiety, fear of all the “What if’s…”; a calm, measured pragmatism – qualities lauded by the Queen in her speech to the nations of the UK; opportunistic exploitation for profit but also altruistic, self-giving acts of kindness and service that are expressions of love.

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