[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 5: JANUARY 5, 2022]
“Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”
Gospel – Mark 6:45-52. After Jesus fed five thousand men.
We tested positive for COVID-19. The Gospel seemed like a personal message from God: “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”
I would always tell my students, know your controllables and try to manage them. For the uncontrollables, try to mitigate them. But perhaps this is where reason can fail and faith shall enter.
My controllables and knowns: we took vaccines, we regularly drink vitamin C and zinc to boost immunity. If this is the omicron variant, early reports say that omicron is more contagious but less lethal.
But there are still unknowns, and many things can go wrong.
Therefore, take courage and faith. I take courage from the fact that we prepared for this, and I take faith that all shall be well.
Get vaccinated, get boosted!