In a time of pandemics let us dream
We live in a time of trial. The covid-19 pandemic is a major trial and we are wearing masks, keeping safe-distance, and getting vaccinated to protect ourselves and all those with whom we come in contact. These actions are our moral obligations in this pandemic, concrete ways to respond to Jesus’ great commandment: “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). It is also our moral obligation to protect ourselves and others in two other major world pandemics that do not get as much publicity, the pandemics of poverty and violence.