What virus are you spreading?

Dave Bookless’ excellent blog on “What Virus Are You Spreading?” is going viral (haha). If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth reading.

…if there’s much we can learn from the suffering and limits imposed by COVID-19, how can we virally encourage the positives? At the risk of being simplistic, the bible speaks of the three virtues of faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13), or as The Message puts it, ‘Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.’ I sense that these three virtue-viruses will be needed not only as we face COVID-19 and its consequences, but also as we face further disruptions and necessary changes to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

Read the rest here.

In an organizational note, Dave adds: Like all of us, A Rocha’s work around the world has been severely affected by COVID-19. All of our residential centres have closed to visitors (which is usually their main source of income), and most of our fieldwork has had to stop, except in some remote contexts in Africa.